[ASC-list] WA Event: Astrofest 2013

Kirsten Gottschalk kirsten.gottschalk at uwa.edu.au
Mon Feb 11 00:30:50 UTC 2013


HI Everyone,

Join us for an evening of astronomical delights at Astrofest 2013, proudly supported by the ASC-WA branch.

This FREE family event is back for another year, and is a great educational opportunity for people of all ages.

Preregister to attend for your chance to win a Skyscout or a pair of binoculars at www.icrar.org/astrofest2013<http://www.icrar.org/astrofest2013>

Saturday, February 16th 2013: 5:30-9:30pm.
Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval, Curtin University, Bentley.

This astronomy festival of epic proportions will be an engaging celebration of Australian science. As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can also take a look through some of WA’s biggest telescopes.

Event enquiries welcome, either via email: kirsten.gottschalk at icrar.org<mailto:kirsten.gottschalk at icrar.org> or phone: 08 6488 7771.

With telescope observing throughout the evening, Astrofest activities will also include:

 *   Solar observing from 4:30pm
 *   Model of the Square Kilometre Array telescope
 *   Scitech Space Domes and Science Shows
 *   Solar System walk
 *   Guest speakers
 *   Radio astronomy
 *   Info stalls and hands-on activities
 *   Astrophotography
 *   Live band ‘The Kalahari Busmen’

...and enter to win an 8” Dobsonian Skywatcher telescope thanks to Binocular Telescope Optical World<http://www.btow.com.au/> in Malaga.

A flyer, poster and map is available at www.icrar.org/astrofest2013<http://www.icrar.org/astrofest2013>

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Kirsten

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Kirsten Gottschalk
Outreach and Education Officer

Ph: +61 8 6488 7771
Mobile: +61 438 361 876
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