Astrofest 2014

Astronomy WA Astrofest 2014, March 8th 2014

An astronomically awesome event!

Preregister for Astrofest by Thursday March 6th for your chance to win a pair of binoculars from Tasco Australia.

Map of Curtin Stadium Location

Saturday, March 8th 2014: 5:30-9:30pm.
Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval, Curtin University, Bentley.

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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 Competition.

Event enquiries welcome, either via email: kirsten.gottschalk@icrar.org or phone: 08 6488 7771.

With telescope observing throughout the evening, Astrofest activities will also include:

  • Solar observing from 4:30pm
  • Model of the Square Kilometre Array telescope
  • Scitech Space Domes and Science Shows
  • Solar System walk
  • Guest speakers
  • Radio astronomy
  • Info stalls and hands-on activities
  • Astrophotography

...and enter to win an 8” Dobsonian Skywatcher telescope thanks to Binocular Telescope Optical World in Malaga.

Astrofest Program

  • 4:30pm: Solar observing starts for early arrivals
  • 5:30pm: Astrofest begins!
  • 6:00pm: Welcome and prize draw from the preregistration
  • 6:10pm: Meteorites and Mars Talk - Dr Gretchen Benedix, Curtin University (Stadium Stage)
  • 6:10pm: Telescopes 101 - Brian Sture, AGWA (Oval)
  • 6:45pm: Sunset
  • 7:00pm: Night sky observing begins
  • 7:00pm: Scitech Science show (Stadium Stage)
  • 7:30pm: Indigenous astronomy talk, Dr Ray Norris, CSIRO (Stadium Stage)
  • 7:45pm: Night Sky Tour (Oval)
  • 8:00pm: Scitech Science Show (Stadium Stage)
  • 8:00pm: Twilight ends
  • 8:30pm: Complex molecules in space - can we make beer out of them? - Dr Andrew Walsh, ICRAR (Stadium Stage)
  • 8:30pm: Night Sky Tour (Oval)
  • 9:00pm: Main competition draw and announcement of Astrophotography Competition prizes (Stadium Stage)
  • 9:15pm: Night Sky Tour (Oval)
  • 9:30pm: Astrofest ends, see you in 2015!

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