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PAST EVENT

Wattle Park Night Sky Tour

Do you want to recognise the shapes of the constellations? Want to know what that bright star is called? Would you like to hear the stories of the stars? Then come along to a night of.... Observing the Constellations with Perry Vlahos and others.

Join amateur astronomers and historians and get curious about observing the skies. Members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) will conduct the night’s sky viewings on the Oval. It is an awesome adventure and a delight for the curious. suitable for any age. No prior experience required.

Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs supports nominating Wattle Park as an Urban Dark Sky place. Come and see why.

Sign the Petition to ‘SAVE WATTLE PARK”– keep Wattle Park nature based and an Urban Dark Sky Place, to support maintaining bush and nature and not paving a Cycle Track or paving the nature walks and children’s play area

Wattle Park is an exceptional public Victorian Heritage Registered Park, managed by Parks Victoria.

Learn more at Visit Melbourne or download the Wattle Park Visitor Guide for a map and more information about the park.

Event date

Event Details

Address:
Wattle Park, 1012 Riversdale Road, Burwood, Victoria

Drive in from Riversdale Rd and park by the Chalet. Pedestrian and tram access is from Riversdale Road. See you at the Clock in front of the Oval.

Times:

7pm to 8:45pm

Entry fees:
Free
Booking:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=894656&
Attendance limit:
50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
It is naked eye viewing and with binoculars. Bring Binoculars if you have them and a red-light torch* (no white light permitted). Telescopes are not required. *NB: A regular torch with several layers of red paper over the light end, fastened with a rubber band, makes for an excellent ‘red light torch’. It’s for reading charts. If you can see where you’re walking with it, then it’s too bright and needs more red paper layers over the front. Wear warm clothing; bring a fold chair or rug to sit on. Sensible walking shoes or sneakers are recommended. Bring: a pen and a planisphere or Star Atlas would be good, but not essential; or you can, download the April 2022 Evening Southern Sky Chart from www.skymaps.com: https://www.skymaps.com/skymaps/tesms2204.pdf This is a Covid-safe event, you are required to show proof of double vaccination.