Fire & Stars

Festivals and Celebrations

18 Jun 2021 to 16 Jul 2021 Once Only Event

The date has been changed to Friday16th July due to Covid19, hopefully this date will go ahead.

BAS is delighted that Peter Ford Catering is preparing Fire and Stars, an evening of celebration at the Observatory for the prelude to the Winter Solstice with a night of food cooked over fire served under the stars at our historic Ballarat Observatory.

A night of mulled wine, forest walks, bouillabaisse served from a cauldron, wines from Pyrenees maker Summerfield, Western District eel and Western Plains porchetta off the grill, a chance to see the moon through a century old telescope, hear about the comet that people thought signalled an extra-terrestrial visitation, explore the beautiful historic buildings housing telescopes that were the cutting edge technology of the late 1800s. Finish with sweet dumplings from the fire.

Rug up, wear your best outdoors boots, this is a casual, fun, intriguing and delicious night at the Ballarat Observatory with tours by astronomical experts, stories by award-winning writer Richard Cornish and food by Peter Ford.




From AU$50.00

Adults – $100 includes 3 course casual meal, one glass x mulled wine, tours, entertainment for three (3) hours. Beer and wine available for purchase.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

18 Jun 2021 to 16 Jul 2021

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