ASTRO ROCKS EVENTS AT A GLANCE (This page will be updated periodically)

 

FRIDAY 20th September  2019

Visitor Centre “Treasures of the Earth” Rock Display (Paid entry into Mining and Pastoral Museum)

“Wirnda Barna Canvas and Quilt Art Exhibition”

ASTROFEST evening

 

SATURDAY  21st September 2019

Down to Earth Markets” and “Pop up Cafe”  Venue:  “Our Town” Park between Outdoor Picture Theatre and Seniors Centre  8.30am - 12noon   (See Stalls information to register a table)

 

SATURDAY BUS TOURS: Register names, contact details,
cancellations and enquiries at
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The Granites - Badimia Aboriginal Heritage Tour  (Departing from Wirnda Barna Art Centre  7am and 8am Saturday only) 

  • If bus is fully booked, it is possible to convoy behind the bus to The Granites. Closed in footwear recommended. Water bottle, hat and sunscreen recommended. Tour time approx 1hr.

Ramelius Resources Minesite Tour  - TBC 

  • Departing Federation Park

7.30am Saturday 21st and 7.30am Sunday 22nd. Adults only. Closed in footwear essential.  Water bottle, hat and sunscreen recommended. Tour time approx 1.5hr.  Bookings essential. No convoy option.

 

SATURDAY EXHIBITIONS:

Visitor Centre “Treasures of the Earth” Rock Display (Paid entry into Mining and Pastoral Museum)

 “Wirnda Barna Canvas and Quilt Art Exhibition” Venue:  Wirnda Barna Art Centre

“The Universe  - Yours to Discover” astrophotography exhibition Venue: ANZAC Hall

“Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones”  Venue: ANZAC Hall

Reeds Prospecting Display” Venue: ANZAC Hall

“Mount Magnet District High School Displays”

“Geo Parks and Murchison Geo Region Trail Display”  Venue: ANZAC HALL

 

SATURDAY MORNING PRESENTATIONS          Venue: ANZAC HALL

MICROBLITZ       Presented by  UWA Winthrop Professor Andy Whiteley                          

Symphony of the Soil” (film)                                                                                           

“Dating old rocks: the Boogardie Orbicular Granite “       Presented by  Michael Wingate  GSWA

 

SATURDAY DEMONSTRATIONS

Live Interactive Reptile Display

Reeds Prospecting and Detecting Demonstrations

Kalamunda Lapidary Club - 10.00am, 11.30am (possibly 1.00pm)

 

SATURDAY FEDERATION PARK

Rock Climbing Wall

Bidi Bidi Art for Children

Astro Rocks “Pop up Art Studio” by ARTeHUB

Bundiyarra - Badimaya Language Activities

Live Interactive Reptile Display

Refreshments

 

SATURDAY NIGHT FESTIVAL FILMS

JUDAS COLLAR - Astro Rocks Fest Encore

Despicable Me  (2010)  TBC  Gru hatches a plan to steal the moon

 

 

SUNDAY  22nd September  2019

SUNDAY BUS TOURS: Register names, contact details, cancellations
and enquiries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Seats
are limited

Ramelius Resources Minesite Tour  -TBC  

  • Departing Federation Park 7.30am Sunday 22nd. Adults only. Closed in footwear essential. Water bottle, hat and sunscreen recommended. Tour time approx 1.5hr.  Bookings essential. No convoy option.

 

SUNDAY EXHIBITIONS:

Visitor Centre “Treasures of the Earth” Rock Display (Paid entry into Mining and Pastoral Museum)

 “Wirnda Barna Canvas and Quilt Art Exhibition” Venue:  Wirnda Barna Art Centre

“The Universe  - Yours to Discover” astrophotography exhibition Venue: ANZAC Hall

“Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones”  Venue: ANZAC Hall

Reeds Prospecting Display” Venue: ANZAC Hall

“Mount Magnet District High School Displays”

“Geo Parks and Murchison Geo Region Trail Display”  Venue: ANZAC HALL

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING PRESENTATIONS        Venue: ANZAC HALL

“Earthquakes in WA - present, past and way back”   Presented by Klaus Gessner GSWA  who will then lead a 4wd Field Trip to a local geosite           

“Prospecting and Detecting”  Presented by Aaron Raddock,  Reeds Prospecting  

“Live Interactive Reptile Educational Talk”  by  West Aussie Reptiles

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON PRESENTATION  Venue: ANZAC HALL

“Cosmos, Culture and Landscape” 

Astrophotography Workshop  “Introduction to Astro-landscape photography”  with Dr John Goldsmith  followed by evening field trip.  Field Trip details currently being confirmed.    Numbers are limited and  places need to be pre-booked   Contact:
Dr John Goldsmith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                                                                                     

 

SUNDAY DEMONSTRATIONS

Reeds Prospecting and Detecting Demonstration

Live Interactive Reptile Display

 

SUNDAY MORNING FEDERATION PARK

MICROBLITZ WORKSHOP  with Professor Andy Whiteley

Live Interactive Reptile Display

Rock Climbing Wall

Astro Rocks “Pop up Art Studio” by ARTeHUB

“Stars in the Park - Sunday Stalls”  (See Stalls information to register a table)

Refreshments         

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON FEDERATION PARK

BLESSING OF THE ROADS   1.30pm

THE CRAIG PICKETT BAND Live Music

COMMUNITY COOK UP IN THE PARK  4.30pm

 

SUNDAY EVENING

Astrophotography Field Trip with Dr John Goldsmith  (Details being confirmed)  Numbers are limited and places need to be  prebooked.  Register interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.