Stargazing with an Astrophysicist in Blue Mountains

Wentworth Falls Trip Overview

Perfect night out for all ages, date nights, families, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders only visible from the Southern hemisphere.
The guide, Dimitri is an Astrophysicist PhD with 10+ years experience including Sydney Observatory, Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) and Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley.
The Wentworth falls lookout offers a fabulous 180 sunset vista of the lush Jamison Valley with views and sounds of the waterfalls!

Additional Info

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Starts: Wentworth Falls, Australia
Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife



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Perfect night out for all ages, date nights, families, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders only visible from the Southern hemisphere.
The guide, Dimitri is an Astrophysicist PhD with 10+ years experience including Sydney Observatory, Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) and Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley.
The Wentworth falls lookout offers a fabulous 180 sunset vista of the lush Jamison Valley with views and sounds of the waterfalls!

Itinerary

Embark on a captivating space journey in the endless beauty of the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains skies. Join us for a fun, interactive and insightful sky watching nocturnal tour, stargazing experience and fascinating storytelling.

We’ll start the tour with a quick introduction of the history of the Blue Mountains through time. We’ll follow with tips and hacks on how to identify stars and constellations with the naked-eye and introduce you to the celestial dance of planets, satellites, navigation, the Universe, our home Galaxy and beyond…

You will then observe through the professional-grade telescope objects such as (depending on the time of year and night):

– The Moon and its craters and seas
– Saturn’s rings
– The moons of Jupiter
– Mars & Venus
– The Orion Nebula
– Star clusters
– Double & triple stars
– Deep space objects such as galaxies and our fabulous Milky Way
– Shooting stars if you are lucky!

I will delve into the study of every object and answer all your questions.



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