Astronomy at The Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy and star gazing surrounded by the intriguing 'Love Your Nature' plant exhibition.


The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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22 October 2024


7pm - 9.30pm


$43 Adult
$37 Foundation & Friends members


2.5 hours

Over a glass of wine, discover what the night sky teaches you with our resident First Nations astronomer and distinguished Astrophysicist Dr Ángel Lopez -Sanchez. More than 4,000 planets have been discovered and tonight our team of experts will take you on a journey to these strange 'other' worlds.

Hear from astronomer presenters about everything from space volcanoes to dark energy! Then venture outside to hear an Aboriginal perspective on the stars, and view the night sky through the telescopes with volunteers from the Northern Sydney Astronomical Society. These powerful telescopes will allow a personal discovery into the world beyond Earth.

One complimentary glass of wine is included with each ticket purchase, and light snacks will be available for purchase.

This event will take place regardless of weather. In the event that the night sky cannot be viewed other activities will be set up for you to enjoy.