Historical space for out there images


A TELESCOPE set up near Olivers Hill, Frankston was used on 8 June 2004 to watch and photograph a rare transit of Venus across the face of the sun. Picture: Supplied

THE Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society is bringing its digital images of the universe to the walls of the historic Coolart Homestead, Somers.

The display of members’ photos will feature a selection of all aspects of astrophotography including wide field shots of the Milky Way, eclipses, comets, views of the sun through solar filters, shots of the moon and planets, nebulae and galaxies seen through telescopes and auroras.

Also on display will be various items of astronomical paraphernalia.

Science in the Park will be held on Sunday 12 August as part of Science Week and astronomical society members will be on hand to talk to visitors about the exhibition and the club’s activities.

There will be scientific demonstrations on show in the park grounds as well as free science activities for all ages.

Coolart Homestead is in Lord Somers Road, Somers (Melway 193 J9) and the exhibition runs 16 July to 12 August.

Details: www.facebook.com/scienceintheparkcoolart

First published in the Western Port News – 10 July 2018


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