The Orange Regional Museum's ORM Talks series is back! Last month we heard a fascinating talk from native bee expert Dr Megan Halcroft in conjunction with our 'Pollinators' exhibition. Megan captivated the audience, explaining all about the evolution of native bees alongside plant species and how these creatures are uniquely placed to be our best pollinators.
This month we'll be hearing from amateur astronomers and accomplished astrophotographers Niall McNeil and Rodney Watters. In what is sure to be another fascinating talk, Niall and Rodney will take us on a journey across the universe, starting with our closest neighbour, the Moon. Between them, Niall and Rodney have a vast amount of experience and they'll share their astronomical insights through a rich array of stunning photography, from lunar and planetary imaging to deep sky photography - all taken under the skies of the central west.
ORM Talks: Astronomy in the central west will be held at the Museum on Friday 18 June from 5.30pm. Tickets are $15 and Friends of Orange Regional Museum members receive a discount.
For keen photographers who would like a more practical astrophotography experience, we're also offering a hands-on workshop with Sarah Spagnolo from Little Image Co. This unique field-trip workshop will combine beginner to intermediate astrophotography lessons, guiding participants through the photography of galaxies, meteors and the Milky Way. This workshop will take place between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday 15 July. Tickets are extremely limited, so book now.
There will also be lots on offer for families during the upcoming school holidays. From space rocks to rockets and Nano Rovers, we've got you covered with a series of science and craft workshops designed to get kids making.
Each of these other-worldly events link to our latest temporary exhibition, 'Out of this World: Australia in the space age', a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.
You can check out all our events and programs at the Museum's Facebook page or go to orangemuseum.eventbrite.com.au to book in for one of these exciting events. Orange Regional Museum is open from 9am to 4pm daily. Entry is free.
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