TALBOT ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Explore the Universe
-and learn about our 'place in space'.

Above image is from 2004 transit of Venus. You are welcome to visit Talbot Observatory, your guide to the night sky is Robert Holmes, designer, builder and owner of the observatory.

SEE THE NIGHT SKY
See the night sky as you have never seen it before, far from city lights! Look at globular clusters that contain a million stars 75,000 light years distant, huge nebulae where stars and planets are born, study red, blue and yellow stars.
Marvel at the wonders of our solar system; like our Moon's craters, mountains and valleys.
See other planets close-up- lovely Saturn with its ring system, giant Jupiter and its cloud belts and family of moons, the cresent Venus, and Mars's ice caps!
Be guided around the night sky by laser pointer, have all your questions about planets, stars, pulsars, black holes and the Big Bang answered.

OPENING TIMES;
The Talbot Observatory opens every clear Friday, Saturday and Sunday night all year, at 7p.m. in Winter and 9p.m. in Summer, with extra nights on school holidays. Booking is not normally required; however, if you are travelling a distance, ring first to check on cloud cover in Talbot.
If you have travelled some distance, are part of a group, and it clouds over spoiling the view of the night sky, you will be shown films in our theatrette.

ADMISSION PRICES;
Adults $10, Aged pensioner/Student $8, Children 8-13 $5, Under 8 Yrs Free. Family (2a 4c $25).
Hire of observatory (for groups) $100 per evening.

EVENING CLASSES;
Evening classes for adults; Like Astronomy? Want to learn more? Join an evening class! Cost is $99 for an 8 hour course.
Regular courses are held at many towns across Western Victoria, contact your local adult learning center about these. If they do not have an Astronomy course, ask them to organise one!

ASTRONOMY OUTREACH;
Visits to SCHOOLS, CLUBS, LEARNING CENTRES, ect arranged at a modest fee. I can travel and give a presentation using projected films, PowerPoint and whiteboard talks on the latest developments in Astronomy.

Talbot Observatory is located at 9 Camp St. Talbot, Vic 3371
(next door to the Talbot Post Office)
Talbot is between Ballarat and Maryborough, (90 minutes from the westgate bridge in Melbourne).
Observatory Phone; (03) 5463 2029

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