Scouts – Our visit to the Sydney Observatory

Our visit to the Observatory coincided with the Vivid Festival. We watched a spectacular light show playing across the buildings around Circular Quay and on the Opera House.

We were lucky – the skies cleared and the Scouts had fun viewing the night sky through the old telescope (circa 1858) and also the new telescope.

We looked at the Christmas tree cluster, a colourful collection of stars 2,600 light-years from the Earth, a blue planetary nebula and also had a great viewing of Saturn.

We enjoyed a movie “Bigger than Big” in the 3D cinema and contemplated what will happen to Earth when the Sun explodes in about 3.5 billion years’ time.

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