Annual Astronomy Night 2018 - October 

For the first time ever, we decided to run our highly demanded Annual Astronomy Night AGAIN for the second time for those interested in having fun. Yes, hopefully that's you! In June, we ran it with our friends our at Saxon, and met wonderful aspiring astronomers and their family, and had a fun astrophotography contest. This time, we are bringing in the world leaders in telescopes, Celestron for the lucky folk who are thinking of getting Celestron computerised telescopes and want to TRY before they buy. 

Every year, we get more and more visitors joining our family open nights to bask under the stars and explore the skies. You can come meet our OpticsCentral team, fellow astronomy lovers, hang out with your family and friends in an open-to-public astronomy night. This time, we are lucky to have experts from Celestron who will guide us with using their latest CGX 800 computerised equatorial telescope for a whole lot of excitement. If you have technical questions about the scopes, it's your best time to ask our experts in action!


Competition Details

To celebrate the International Observe the Moon Night that's held world-wide on October 20, we're going to let the Moon shine. Simply snap a photo of the Moon on the night and message it to our OpticsCentral Facebook group to enter the draw for a Celestron First Scope. It's that easy!  Only restriction is.... you have to take it on the night and you must 'Like' us on Facebook to redeem the prize!

About The Prize

This Open Night, we have the Celestron First Scope Beginner Telescope (RRP. $139.95) up for grabs. It's every beginner's first scope to explore the skies. Enjoy the simplicity of moving your telescope with your bare hands, it's extra portable for packing away for camping trips. When not in use, keep it on the coffee table for an awesome icebreaker, and bust it out for a quick shot of the Moon with your visitors.  Perfect for toddlers even!

Have Fun & Try Out Our Massive Range Of Telescopes

Interested in what's available on the night?

On the day, we will be setting up these telescopes and binoculars.

  • Celestron CGX 800 Computerised Equatorial Telescope
  • Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Computerised Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Nexstar 6 SE Computerised Cassegrain Telescope
  • Celestron Inspire 80AZ Refractor Telescope
  • Celestron Astromaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
  • Celestron Skymaster 20x80 Astronomy Binoculars
  • Celestron Skymaster 15x70 Astronomy Binoculars

Exclusive Deals On The Night

All attendees will be able to redeem special discounts available on the night. The special pricing will be posted on our Facebook page and this page from October 19 2018 onwards. Only attendees will be able to redeem the special discounts.  

So mark your calendar (Saturday, 20 October 2018, 8:30pm-10:30pm) and come join us on this fun and exciting night!

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Celestron CGX 800 

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    Here is a map to help you find us! 

       Our OpticsCentral HQ address is 8/23 Cook Road, Mitcham VIC 3132 
       The Open House starts at 8.30pm!             

       If you have any enquiries about the event, do not
       hesitate to contact us! If you are planning to attend, please RSVP so we
       can provide enough nibbles and drinks for all.

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       Our Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am -5:30pm (AEST),  and Saturday 10am-4pm