UWS offers tour of the universe

Date: 09/10/2002

A public stargazing night will be held at the Nepean Observatory, University of Western Sydney on Friday, 11 October, 2002.

Visitors will hear a special talk on Our Place in Space and discover what the night sky looked like 2000 years ago.

A multimedia presentation will allow visitors to see the solar system and the universe, according to Dr Ragbir Bhathal, Program Director for Astronomy at UWS.

"Visitors will learn about eclipses, how stars are born and visit the surface of the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn,'' says Dr Bhathal.

The evening's program will conclude with a telescope viewing of the night sky through several telescopes.

For bookings and further information contact Roslyn McCourt on 02 47 360 135 from 9am to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Please book to avoid disappointment.

Where: University of Western Sydney, Penrith Campus (Werrington North), Nepean Observatory. Turn left off the Great Western Highway, Werrington (travelling east).
When: Friday, 11 October, 2002
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children/concession

For media information contact:
Asha Chand
Senior Media Officer
Phone: 9678 7473
Email: a.chand@uws.edu.au