With the assistance of Greg Madsen, an astronomer from the University of Sydney, visitors will be able to peer through a telescope into the mysterious night sky.
Located in the Sydney Harbour National Park, Middle Head is one of the best places in Sydney from which to view the heavens. Why? Well, in an enormous urban expanse like this city of ours, astronomical observations get affected by light pollution. National parks, however, are like islands in a sea of light, so that even if conditions are not as helpful as they would be in the middle of nowhere, they should nevertheless be excellent by local standards.
The evening will commence at 6:30pm, at a location to be provided upon booking. A twilight tour of the 19th century fortifications (see photos below) will be followed by stories from the Aboriginal community, before everybody gets a turn at the communal telescope (or their own, if they happen to own one). A sausage sizzle, tea and hot chocolate are included in the price, although barista coffee will cost $2.