An astronomically awesome event!
Preregister for Astrofest by Thursday March 6th for your chance to win a pair of binoculars from Tasco Australia.
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: email@example.com 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
...and enter to win an 8” Dobsonian Skywatcher telescope thanks to Binocular Telescope Optical World in Malaga.
- 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!
Astrofest 2014 is proudly supported by: