Saturday, February 16th 2013: 5:30-9:30pm.
Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval, Curtin University, Bentley.
This astronomy festival of epic proportions will be an engaging celebration of Australian science. As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can also take a look through some of WA’s biggest telescopes.
Get involved by entering your astrophotos in the Astrophotography Exhibition.
Event enquiries welcome, either via email: email@example.com or phone: 08 6488 7771.
With telescope observing throughout the evening, Astrofest activities will also include:
...and enter to win an 8” Dobsonian Skywatcher telescope thanks to Binocular Telescope Optical World in Malaga.
16:30 - Solar Observing (oval)
17:30 - Stadium opens, stalls, Space Domes and astrophotography open for business
18:00 - Welcome and preregistration prize draw (stadium stage)
18:10 - Talk: On the trail of a meteorite, Professor Phil Bland (stadium stage)
19:05 - Sunset
19:00 - Night Sky Observing (oval)
19:00 - Scitech Science Show (stadium stage)
19:30 - Talk: The Square Kilometre Array and the Murchison Widefield Array, Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker (stadium stage)
19:45 - Sky Tour (oval)
20:00 - Scitech Science Show (stadium stage)
20:30 - Twilight ends
20:30 - Sky Tour (oval)
20:30 - Talk: Backyard telescopes, Keith Williams (stadium stage)
21:00 - Major competition draw, win a telescope! Competition drawn by WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley. (stadium stage)
21:15 - Sky Tour (oval)
21:30 - Astrofest ends.