Public Astronomy Night: Working and Observing at the Largest Telescopes in World

Speaker – Dr Caroline Foster A personal story of my experience working and observing at some of the largest optical facilities in the world. I will discuss my time observing at the Keck, Subaru and Gemini telescopes on Mauna Kea, the Magellan telescopes on Las Campanas, Gemini on Cerro Pachon and the Very Large Telescope on Paranal in Chile; and ours truly (as well as a personal favourite), the Anglo Australian Telescope in Coonabarabran. I look forward to telling you what it’s like having spent hundreds of sleepless nights under some of the most pristine skies, at brain numbing altitudes with lunar landscapes! Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting). $18.00 Adult $12.00 Child/Concession $50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children) Children under 3 years of age free. BOOKINGS VIA OUR WEBSITE ESSENTIAL Contact phone or website for public enquiries and bookings: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/observatorypenrith/penrith_observatory/whats_on Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/682673862091147/

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