Blue Mountains, Sydney Australia - Friday, 31 October - 3:41am Stay connected with Fresh Air Daily » BlueMountainsAustralia.com
WhatsOn

Expired Event - Blue Mts National Trust 'Transit of Venus' walk - 26 May 2012

This is a past event: Search for New Events »

Blue Mts National Trust 'Transit of Venus' walk

Click to enlarge
When:
Sat 26 May 2012
Time:
10:00 - 14:30
Cost:
$25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members
Location:
Meet at Woodford Academy, Great Western Highway, Woodford.
Details:
The 'Transit of Venus' will be clearly seen from Woodford on June 6, 2012. In 1874, Woodford House, owned by Alfred Fairfax was one of the four sites in NSW selected for astronomers to observe this event. You can join the Blue Mountains Branch of the National Trust in a walk of the historic track, visiting three falls, Edith, Mabel and Hazel, the first two of which were named after Fairfax’s daughters. Possible extension to Paradise Pool for fitter walkers.

Enjoy the Walk! Hear a short talk on the history of Woodford (including details of the astronomers and their preparations for the 1874 Transit).

Finish with a hearty barbecue lunch at the Woodford Academy ( formerly Woodford House).

Contact:
Liz on
  (02) 4757 2694

Share Event

Share Blue Mts National Trust 'Transit of Venus' walk with friends

« Return to Event Listings

What's New

The Spring Taste of Australia Lunch

Join Lyndey Milan at The Carrington to celebrate her new book. 2 course Lunch and Wines to match. Book Now: 4782 1111
more »

A Craftsman's Touch to Every Home

Against the Grain Building Services create a high standard of quality and workmanship to suite your needs.
more »

Self Storage Plus

Local Storage in Blaxland· Truck Rental · Packaging Supplies & Equipment
more »

Stay connected with Fresh Air Daily

Have You Visited

Announcement
Historically Low Fixed Interest Rates. - Is your bank offering a 5yr fixed loan at 4.99% or better? Anyone want to take advantage of this? - Choice Home Loans Blue Mountains Learn More »