Viewing posts from October, 2011

Siding Spring Observatories open up to the public

The observatories opened up - but unfortunately the weather closed in. Such was the introduction to ‘Open Day’ at Siding Spring Observatory on Saturday October 15th 2011. Fog and misty showers fortunately cleared as the morning rolled on to be replaced by a sunny afternoon, anyone would have thought that we were in “four seasons in one day Melbourne” but no, we were at Siding Spring Observatory 25 kilometres west of Coonabarabran, in north-west New South Wales.

Science Day at the Santa Barbara Zoo 2011

This past Saturday (October 1) was the third annual Science Day at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Several booths were set up around the zoo featuring hands on activities ranging across many areas of science from zoo staff, volunteers, and community partners. From 10 am - 3 pm, kids, parents, and teachers were being amazed by the physics shows, learning about many different kinds of animals, birds, and reptiles (some of which even came out to greet the public), and much more including an astronomy booth from LCOGT.