Child (Ages 5 to 17): $20.00
Date: Sunday the 29th of November
When: 7 pm (Gates open 6:30 pm)
Have you ever wondered about the mythology that surrounds the moon? Let's have a conversation about it.
Every society has created many myths and legends about our favourite satellite, from its creation to why it goes through phases throughout the month. This conversation series will take you on a journey to discover all the different facets of the moon and the cultural myths that surround it. Join us for this first month's discussion of some of the most known moon mythology, why many myths are similar across cultures and what we can learn about these societies through their interest in the moon. And, of course, have a good look at the moon through one of our telescopes. Finish the night with some tea or coffee and a conversation with our speaker for the evening.
- The lecture begins at 7 pm
- Moon Viewing at 7.45 pm,
- Hot Drinks served in the foyer at 8.45 pm
29th of November – Moon Mythology
Every society has created many myths and legends about our favourite satellite, from its creation to why it goes through phases throughout the month. Join us for this first month's discussion of some of the most known moon mythology, why many myths are similar across cultures and what we can learn about these societies through their interest in the moon.
29th of January – Moon and Mood
Does the full moon drive us to be mad? Or maybe it makes us sad? Do you have clinical lycanthropy? Many cultures have thought that the moon has a large effect on the moods and emotions of people. This conversation will discuss why the moon might be able to affect our moods, and what that has meant for different societies.
26th March – Indigenous Astronomy
Join guest lecturer to talk about Australian Indigenous astronomy and the relationships they held with the moon. This conversation will include mythology stories about the creation of the moon as well as some of the ways Indigenous Australians would track the phases of the moon. See how they interpreted moon cycles and compare it to other indigenous societies.
23rd April – Harvest Moon
Planting by the moon is said to have benefits that have been known for hundreds of years. Each phase of the moon offers different benefits and certain plants seem to thrive at different times. If you think you have a green thumb, or wish you did, learn the secrets of planting with the moon with this conversation and leave with a trusty planting guide.
28th May – Eclipse Mythology
When the day turns dark as night and the moon swallows the sun, we can feel safe in the knowledge that this is a normal part of our orbit and nothing to worry about. But what happened before we knew this? Does a massive serpent come and eat the sun? Are children born under a black sun cursed to be evil? Find out in this month's conversation.
25th June – Living on the Moon
We all know there's a man on the moon, we can see him when we look up at night. But why is he there? And is he the only person that lives on the moon? Join us this month to discuss all the people and creatures that are said to live on the moon. Mythology from around the world has stories living on the moon, whether that be Jade Rabbits or immortals that are sent there as punishment.