A Stargazing Party Is Happening Tonight In Western Sydney

Star filled party

Carly Heading

23 May 2018

Carly Heading

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This is something that doesn’t happen everyday… a stargazing party is happening tonight at Western Sydney University.

So whip out your binoculars and dress warm because you could be part of a Guinness World Record!

The current Guinness World Record, set in 2015 by the Australian National University, recorded 7,960 people simultaneously stargazing across 37 locations in Australia.

Western Sydney University is hosting their own “Star Parties” the University’s Parramatta South, Penrith and Campbelltown campuses.

They are hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing across multiple venues.


Thankfully, the weather is looking good for star gazing and that if you do attend, you will be able to spot Venus, Jupiter and Saturn!

You are encouraged to bring your own telescope or binoculars, but you can pre-purchase a 30mm lens telescope with small tripod at cost price for $7.15 and collect at the registration desk on the night. 

Popolate and Mate Burger will also be at each location to help fill your hungry tummies. 

Check out their website here for more details and to register.

‘Stargazing Live’ Guinness World Record Attempt Star Party

When: Wednesday 23 May

Time: registration open from 7pm, record attempt from 8pm

Where: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, front lawn/football field (corner Victoria Rd)

Cost: Free entry. $7.15 to purchase a take home 30mm lens telescope (limited number available)

BYO: telescope/binoculars, and warm clothes

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