The Dragon’s Lair. Photo: Paul Haese.
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Nowruz 2023

March 18 – April 2 2023, 10am – 5pm

Celebrate Nowruz 2023 at Powerhouse Ultimo through cultural talks, folk music and traditional arts such as dance, poetry and storytelling.
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Sydney Observatory Late: 2023 Australasian Sky Guide Launch

Duration: 3 hours
Saturday 8 October 2022, 7–10pm Sydney Observatory

Powerhouse was looking forward to welcoming you back to Sydney Observatory this weekend but unfortunately due to the current weather conditions and heavy rain forecasted for Saturday, the Sydney Observatory Late: 2023 Australasian Sky Guide Launch will be cancelled.


Join us at Sydney Observatory for the launch of the 33rd edition of the Australasian Sky Guide by Dr Nick Lomb.

This essential guide to the sky continues to be the go-to book for all astronomical events visible across Australia and New Zealand.

This edition includes a feature by Wiradjuri astronomer and PhD candidate in astrophysics Kirsten Banks.

Meet astronomer-at-large Fred Watson AM.

Hear from Wiradjuri astronomer Kirsten Banks, poetry performance by 2021 Sydney Observatory Resident KA Rees and listen to live music.

Gain an insight into the coming events of 2023 and, weather permitting, enjoy telescope views of Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon.


8 pm Dr Fred Watson
8:10 pm Kirsten Banks
8:20 pm Messages from Dr David Malin and Dr Nick Lomb



7:00 pm, 8:40 pm Listen to Microfiche perform two minimalist improvisation sets. Microfiche are a six-piece band who specialise in long-form and miniature works.



7:30 pm, 8:40 pm Explore two pieces of poetry written by 2021 Sydney Observatory Resident KA Rees. Her works were inspired by the collection, stories and views of Sydney Observatory



7 – 10 pm View objects in the Solar System with Sydney Observatory Astronomers and Sydney Skywatchers


The 2023 Australasian Sky Guide will be available for purchase.

Event will only proceed if weather permits.
Ticket holders will be notified of cancellation 48 hours prior to event.

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