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Astronomy at the Calyx: Lunar New Year

Learn about the stars and Chinese astrology in the middle of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden.
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 17, 2020
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Astronomy at the Calyx: Lunar New Year

Learn about the stars and Chinese astrology in the middle of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden.
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 17, 2020
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Plants, stars and wine collide when astronomy comes to The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden. Running from 7.30–10pm, the Lunar New Year edition of the regular event invites you to kick back, relax and learn about the night skies and Chinese astrology.

Astronomers will talk you through space volcanoes, dark energy, planets and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, while surrounded by the garden's super-popular carnivorous plant display, before leading you outside to look at the night sky through telescopes.

You'll gain a whole new perspective on familiar constellations and learn how to find those that are not-so-familiar. Learn to locate the Jewel Box within the Southern Cross, bright nebulae within Sagittarius and Omega Centauri, a globular cluster.

Tickets are a reasonable $41 and include a glass of wine upon arrival, with more drinks and snacks available to purchase.

Tickets always book out well in advance — so get in quick.

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