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Best Nights for Viewing 2020

A full Moon is a beautiful object on a warm or cold night but because there is so much reflected sunlight from the Moon, deep sky objects are difficult to see.
Best Nights for Viewing are close to a first quarter Moon or no Moon at all.
Special Event "Earth Hour" on 28th March, see website for details.

These nights are not available for private bookings.
The night will not be cancelled, if cloudy a raincheck can be given for the next Best Nights event.
Between Saturday 15 February 2020 8:00 PM and Saturday 24 October 2020 7:30 PM

Location

Ballarat Municpal Observatory and Museum
439 Cobden Street, Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350

Contact Details

Map

Sessions

Sessions Description Status
Saturday 15 February 2020 8:00 PM Saturday - No Moon Closed
Saturday 29 February 2020 8:00 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 7 March 2020 7:30 PM Saturday - No Moon Open
Saturday 28 March 2020 7:00 PM Saturday Earth Hour "Planetary" film 7pm'' Open
Saturday 4 April 2020 6:00 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 2 May 2020 5:30 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 16 May 2020 5:30 PM Saturday - International Day of Light - No Moon Open
Saturday 30 May 2020 5:00 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 27 June 2020 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday - Includes International Observe the Moon Night Activities Open
Saturday 25 July 2020 5:00 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 22 August 2020 5:30 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 26 September 2020 6:00 PM Saturday - coincides with International Observe the Moon Night Open
Saturday 24 October 2020 7:30 PM Saturday Open
Saturday 15 February 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday - No Moon
Closed
Saturday 29 February 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 7 March 2020 7:30 PM
Saturday - No Moon
Open
Saturday 28 March 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday Earth Hour "Planetary" film 7pm''
Open
Saturday 4 April 2020 6:00 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 2 May 2020 5:30 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 16 May 2020 5:30 PM
Saturday - International Day of Light - No Moon
Open
Saturday 30 May 2020 5:00 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 27 June 2020 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Includes International Observe the Moon Night Activities
Open
Saturday 25 July 2020 5:00 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 22 August 2020 5:30 PM
Saturday
Open
Saturday 26 September 2020 6:00 PM
Saturday - coincides with International Observe the Moon Night
Open
Saturday 24 October 2020 7:30 PM
Saturday
Open