An Infinite Universe

Presented By Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Performing And Visual Arts in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory, An Infinite Universe: How big is Space? will celebrate the Observatory’s 25th birthday on Saturday 5 October 7pm – 9pm with a free night of star gazing and provocative discussion examining the nature of existence itself.

Five eminent thinkers from art, science and technology backgrounds will be joined by expert science communicator and moderator Wilson Da Silva to tackle the unknowable.

Guest presenters include some of Australia’s most eminent and internationally recognised astronomers; Professor Orsola de Marco, Dr Brad Tucker, Professor Ray Norris, and artists Tom Compagnoni and Emma Fielden.

Following the discussion Q&A, participants can take a tour of the dome with WSU Astronomer in Charge, Dr Ain de Horta, and view the night sky through a range of telescopes with the Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group (weather permitted).

Take this opportunity to observe and celebrate the Moon, as the event also falls on the same night as International Observe the Moon Night!


  • Professor Orsola de Marco / MQ Astronomer
  • Professor Ray Norris / WSU Astrophysicist
  • Dr Brad Tucker / ANU Astronomer
  • Mr Tom Compagnoni / Videographer, Producer, Wax Audio, Nine Entertainment
  • Ms Emma Fielden / Multidisciplinary Artist

Event details

What do we know? What is beyond human understanding? How can our study of space increase our knowledge of humanity? Come along to WSU Observatory on Saturday 5 October between 7pm – 9pm to discover an entirely new world beyond our own…

An Infinite Universe. What is it, and can we ever understand it?

Date: Saturday 5 October 7pm – 9pm
Venue: WSU Penrith Observatory
Cost: Special 25th anniversary price $5 per person

Bookings essential via this link

This event is part of the WSU Observatory’s 25th Anniversary and CURIOUS Art & Science 2019, presented by the Nepean Science Hub and PP&VA, with support from Celestino Developments and Inspiring Australia NSW.