Did you know Centennial Park is one of, if not THE, darkest parts of metropolitan Sydney! This makes it the ideal location for some stargazing – and you can join the fun with the experts.

Centennial Park’s new astronomy night combines stars and campfire tales for a great night out.

There’s nothing better than a warm fire on a winter night, and on Friday 19 June 2015 you’re invited to a campfire in Centennial Park!

Our new Astronomy in the Park event will light up the night with talk of stars and a cozy campfire, with (literally) out of this world stories and time for toasting marshmallows.

The event will include a presentation by Dr. Krzysztof Bolejko, a cosmologist who studies the dark and mysterious far reaches of the universe. After the talk, step outside to enjoy a campfire and be entertained with stories about the mythical side of stars.


Pleiades Star Cluster - image from Flickr courtesy 's58y'

Pleiades Star Cluster – image from Flickr courtesy ‘s58y’


We’ll be celebrating the winter solstice with the tale of Matariki – the Maori New Year – and learning the Blackfoot story of why wolves howl at the moon.

Bundle the family up and come enjoy an enchanted evening out. It’s sure to be a star-studded night!



This great Sydney experience in Centennial Park is on:

  • Date: Friday 19 June 2015
  • Time: 6.30 pm–8.30 pm
  • Price: $17 per person; $55 for a family (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Bookings: Book online – details here


Moon over Centennial Park - image by Brendin Lo

Moon over Centennial Park – image by Brendin Lo


Check out more of Brendin’s stunning images on Instagram @blo333 or on his website.



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