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Mystery Airships: A Night of Strange Things Seen in the Skies!

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Attention history and science enthusiasts! Join David Waldron at the Ballarat Observatory for an exclusive and exciting show that delves into the mystery of the German Airship Hysteria that swept over Victoria in 1914.  

This fascinating event was a precursor to the modern-day UFO panics of the late 20th century and took Victorians on an X-Files-like journey of Close Encounters of the Prussian kind. Through the use of magic lantern imagery, this show will feature retellings and news reports, designed to give you a taste of what the panic would have been like for the people of 1914 Victoria.

This show will also feature a Q & A session on meteorites by Observatory Manager Judith Bailey.

Seats for this show are limited, so don't miss out! If the first show sells out, a second show will be announced. 

As an added bonus, weather permitting, audiences are invited to book a viewing of the stunning first quarter moon on the same night for an additional fee of $10 for adults and $5 for concessions. To book your spot, visit the Ballarat Observatory website for more details.

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to experience a pinnacle of 19th century technology and unravel the mystery of the German Airship Hysteria. 

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