International Dark Sky Week Competition

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IDSW 5th -12th April

IDSW Activity at the Ballarat Observatory was agreat success.

The winner of our nationwide competition is Liam from St Albans shown here with his new telescope.

Liam sent a great entry discussing the wildlife in his back yard at night including a Powerful Owl, why we need the dark and counting 5 stars in the Southern Cross also from his backyard. The optional extra activities Liam also carried out, joining iNaturalist and uploading his star observation to Globe at Night project. Held in conjunction with the Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat (FNCB) and Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum – Ballaarat Astronomical Society.