Sydney Observatory, Total Eclipse Party


moon_eclipse_2345-15_rod_so.jpgHey any one need a REALLY good idea for a date? The Sydney Observatory is placed in quite arguably one of the most scenic spots in all of Sydney.

On the hill just next to the Harbour Bridge, it is a stunning vantage point. At any time of year, a visit during the day or evening is not misplaced. They quite frequently have family friendly programs and events. One that has caught my eye is coming up next Tuesday.

There is to be a Total Eclipse of the Moon and the Observatory is hosting a watch party complete with Jazz, coffee and a gorgeous spot to put a picnic blanket and bottle of wine!

Total eclipse of the Moon
Tuesday 28 August 2007
6 to 11pm
How do you know the Earth is round? One way is to look at the Earth’s shadow as it drifts across the Moon during an eclipse. Enjoy this beautiful sight by dropping in anytime from 6pm. The Moon will be fully eclipsed from 7:52 to 9:23pm. Hear how the Moon affects tides. Does it affect our mood? Did it play a part in the evolution of mankind? These plus many more questions will be addressed in this family-oriented night.

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Jazz trio, Music with Panache, will provide the music so why not bring a blanket and a picnic hamper and enjoy one of the greatest shows on Earth?

Café Express will be on site for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cakes too!

Cost: $15 adults, $12 conc, $10 child, $45 family
Members: $12 adults, $10 conc, $8 child, $34 family
No need to book.

Eclipse of the Moon
Image, courtesy of Rod Somerville

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