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“Stargazing in the Calyx”, new Science Communication Event series at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens

8 Jul 2017, 05:01 UTC
“Stargazing in the Calyx”, new Science Communication Event series at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens
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Article originally written by Ángel R. López-Sánchez for the “AAO Observer” 132, August 2017.
In June 2017 the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) started a new Science Communication collaboration with historic Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The events “Stargazing in the Calyx” combine a short talk given by an astronomer followed by a stargazing session with amateur telescopes.
People are enjoying the view of the sky through amateur telescopes during the “Stargazing in the Calyx” science communication event at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Credit: Christina McGhee (Sydney’s Botanic Gardens).
The first of these events was held on Monday 19th June 2017. It was so successful that the following “Stargazing in the Calyx” session, scheduled on Tuesday 4th July, was sold out in just 8 minutes after the tickets were available.
The organization of these events have received a hugely positive feedback, both about the venue (the brand-new “The Calyx” building at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens) and the atmosphere (people enjoyed dinner with drinks under the stars) and the entertaining and knowledgeable talks about the Southern Sky (given by AAO and Macquarie University astronomer Ángel López-Sánchez).
AAO/MQU astronomer Ángel López-Sánchez giving his talk “Introduction to the Southern Sky” as part ...

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