Celebrate Earth Hour with SpaceSoc

22 March 2010

Come celebrate Earth Hour with the University of Sydney's Space Society (SpaceSoc) on 27 March 2010. Bring your own telescope or come and have a look through one of SpaceSoc's telescopes and enjoy the magnificent views of the night sky that Sydney has to offer.

Earth hour is a global annual event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change. This event also raises awareness of the effects of light pollution in urban areas which obstructs our view of space and the stars.

SpaceSoc will be holding an astronomy viewing night on the university lawns outside the Main Quadrangle to celebrate this event. The night will run from 6pm until 9.45pm on Saturday 27 March.

SpaceSoc is a student based society aimed at creating interest in the study and future research of astronomy, space sciences and engineering.

As part of the society's regular activities, SpaceSoc organises talks from industry professionals and researchers, astronomy viewing nights, and trips and excursions to space related facilities. The society also offers fun events for members, such as movie and trivia nights, pub crawls, BBQs and camping trips.

If you would like more information on this event please send an email to

To book into the SpaceSoc Earth Hour astronomy evening, use the online form at:

Contact: Katynna Gill

Phone: 02 9351 6997

Email: 1c551e330a5a501a10073f47153b1f105f27084a091237582a1d