UWS Observatory

Dads and Kids Astronomy Night - 28 March 2015
Rockets - 8 April 2015
Astronomy Night - 11 April 2015

UWS Observatory (Penrith) is located on the Werrington North Campus off the Great Western Highway.

The UWS Observatory (Penrith) is part of the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. It is operated by a dedicated team of volunteer staff and student that belong to the Computational Astrophysics Imaging & Simulation (CompAIS) group.

CompAIS run engagement and outreach programs for the public and for primary and secondary schools at the UWS Observatory (Penrith). Also available are teachers' workshops, and specialised group programs.

The programs are designed to enhance and extend learning in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) via astronomy and space science.A visit to UWS Penrith Observatory can include listening to fascinating lectures on various aspects of astronomy, 3D astronomy experience, and viewing of the night sky through telescopes including the main 0.6 m telescope. You can also come and listen to special lectures given by some of Australia's eminent and internationally recognised astronomers, physicists and engineers.

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For more information, please contact Associate Professor Miroslav Filipovic (Academic), Ain De Horta (Academic) or Roslyn McCourt (Administration) on 02 4736 0135.