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Cosmic treat for astronomy lovers

Shooting for the stars!
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Lecture theatres are turning into space hubs at the University of Southern Queensland with a three-day program of activities to celebrate the Festival of Astronomy and Space (October 6 to 8).

From hunting for aliens to searching for new planets, the free event will be an exciting opportunity for astronomy lovers to meet some of the world’s leading space scientists and immerse themselves in all things extra-terrestrial.

Guest lectures will kick off the festivities (October 6 and 7) with opportunities for young and budding astronauts to have their questions answered at a Curious Kids event (October 8).

Stargazers will also be in for a treat when Toowoomba’s Philharmonic Society perform under the Milky Way during a special night-viewing opportunity (October 8).

The Festival coincides with this year’s National Space Week, celebrating sustainability in space.

Head to our website to register.

  • What: Festival Talks
  • When: Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7
  • Time: 6pm-late
  • Where: Alison Dickson Lecture Theatre (H102), University of Southern Queensland
  • What: Curious Kids
  • When: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 4pm-5.30pm
  • Where: Alison Dickson Lecture Theatre (H102), University of Southern Queensland
  • What: AstroHarmonic: Music & Stars
  • When: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 7pm-late
  • Where: University of Southern Queensland, Front Driveway (Entrance via West St)
People watching stars.
9 year-old William Comerford with his Dad Matthew Comerford enjoying the space spectacular.