Sky Stories astronomy night will be held on August 4

HASTINGS Secondary College and Wauchope High School’s Sky Stories astronomy night will be held on August 4 from 5pm to 8pm at Sancrox Reserve, Rawdon Island Road.

Stargazing experts from Mid North Coast Astronomy and Port Macquarie Observatory groups will teach you how to use telescopes.

You will learn how to view the night sky, read sky maps, see craters on the moon and identify star clusters in the sky.

Aboriginal people have studied Australian skies for thousands of years, using it for practical purposes like calendars and navigation.

The whole family is welcome along for an interesting fun-filled evening where you will learn how the night sky connects to dreamtime stories past and future.

A sausage sizzle is provided for a gold coin donation, and there will be lucky door prizes.

For more information, contact Hastings Secondary College on 6583 1844 or Wauchope High School on 6585 1400.