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Night Sky Explorer Course 2, 2023

Thursday 16 and Friday 17 NOVEMBER, 2023 - 7.00pm to 10.00pm


Do you wonder about what is up there in our Tasmanian night sky? Do you want to see and find out about the many magnificent objects (such as star clusters, huge gas clouds, galaxies, and spectacular globular clusters) in the night sky, using telescopes and other equipment provided by experienced and knowledgeable observers? Then you are in for a treat…

The course is suitable for people of all ages, from children to adults. 

You do not need to know anything about astronomy or telescopes or have any equipment; we provide everything.

We hope that by the end of our two-night program, you will walk away with a new love and admiration for the night sky and its countless treasures. Who knows – astronomy may become a lifelong interest whose rewarding discoveries can be shared by you with so many others who have experienced the breath-taking joy of looking at Saturn and its rings, the splendour of the Great Nebula in Orion, or the mesmerising sphere of ten million stars that is Omega Centauri….


To provide you with the most enjoyable and memorable experience possible , the course will be held at our AST home site at UTAS’ Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope facility, 90 Denholm’s Rd, Cambridge, (click here for map and directions) where we have powered telescopes and telescope pads at the ready, as well as access to the Grote Reber Museum and Theatre. The site at Mt Pleasant is just an 18 to 20-minute drive from Hobart and provides the opportunity of observing under dark night sky conditions at a moment’s notice.


The course costs just $50 per adult (there is no charge for children). It is presented over two nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The program will include several informative presentations, telescope displays and night sky observation.  


We recommend you enrol early as the limited spaces fill quickly - the next NSE course will not be held until late April or May of 2024


Are you one of the unlucky people who missed out on our first 2023 Night Sky Explorer course held in May this year? If so, now is the time to seize the day and enrol in this ever-popular course. 


For further details and enrolment information, please contact Richard (NSE Course coordinator) directly via this email address: