In a very rare occurrence, January’s second full moon on the 31st will not only be a blue moon, but also a super moon (closest to the earth in its orbit) and a blood moon (result of a total lunar eclipse giving the moon a reddish appearance)!
How incredible would it be to witness this phenomena through the state-of-the-art, computer controlled reflecting telescope at Sydney Observatory? Get tickets to their special late night tour and you just may find out.
For one night only, Sydney Observatory has adjusted the session time of their Night Tour to provide visitors the best opportunity to witness the lunar eclipse.
The tour includes an information session explaining the science of lunar eclipses; a chance to explore the historic sandstone Observatory building; and a turn at peering through the lens of the telescope and bringing the moon to within arm’s reach.
Bring a light snack and enjoy an evening picnic surrounded by city lights and a canopy of stars.
Numbers are strictly limited, so hurry!
31st January 2018–1 February 2018, 10.30pm–1.30am
Sydney Observatory, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point
For more details and bookings, visit:
MAAS Lunar Eclipse