TastroFest – Tasmania’s Astronomy Festival, is thrilled to once again be docking their 25m Space Shuttle in the Ulverstone Stadium. With tremendous support from the greater community, this event is the largest astronomy festival in the country.
It is the goal of organisers to make information about the stars as accessible as possible, using various methods such as lectures, workshops and even science fiction to connect with its visitors. This festival is designed to find the fun in astronomy and to appeal to those who may have a passing interest in what they are looking at at night. Through the involvement of professional scientists wanting to share their expertise and generous support of NASA footage, this event is always active, interesting and informative for all ages and levels.
Visitors to this year’s festival will be able to experience guided tours of the night sky via a planetarium and night sky tours. Free Astrophotography classes designed to teach people how to use the settings on their own cameras to take photos of the night sky and free lectures on subjects such as neutron stars. Fun activities such as sci-fi dress up and droids are all part of this multilayered festival.
“Planet in your Palm” kids workshop, Planetarium sessions and Free Live Science Shows are all part of TastroFest and there is something for everyone to enjoy. The annual Aurora and Astrophotography Gallery will be in full glory at the stadium this year and you can even purchase your favourite image.
TastroFest is open to the general public from 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August 10:00pm – 9:00pm.
Tickets are available via eventbrite or at the door with no Eventbrite fee.