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Twilight Sidewalk Astronomy

To help celebrate and educate during Library and Information Week and Reconciliation Week, there is a special Twilight Sidewalk Astronomy event at Waterloo Library. National Park Ranger David Wright will join sidewalk astronomers from Sydney Observatory with a talk on nightskies from a First Nation perspective. Just come along on the night - but if you can let us know you are coming that would be great! To let us know you are coming call Waterloo Library (02) 9288 5688.

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May 26, 2009
from 07:30 AM to 09:30 AM


Waterloo Library 770 Elizabeth St

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Waterloo Library is holding a Sidewalk Astronomy night to help celebrate, reflect and educate as part of Library and Information and Reconciliation Week. Monday 25 May, 5.30 - 7.30 pm at 770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo.



National Parks Ranger, Waterloo resident and Dhungatti elder, David Wright, will talk about the nightsky from an Aboriginal Australian perspective. David will lead us outside to identify First Nation names for the stars in the sky above. Geoff Wyatt, an Astronomer from Sydney Observatory will then show us the stars close up - with telescopes from the Observatory, at the back of Waterloo Library.



This City of Sydney library event is part of our Reconciliation Week and National Library and Information Week program. Our event partner is Sydney Observatory who in 2009 as part of International Year of Astronomy. Sydney Observatory staff and telescopes are setting up outside our libraries to help celebrate and educate during IYA.




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