Posted: October 06, 2019|
Posted: October 05, 2019|
Update for International Observe the Moon Night (05/10/2019):
The International Observe the Moon Night event has been cancelled due to the cloud cover.
Sorry we couldn't go ahead with the event tonight :(
There’s a saying ‘Familiarity breeds contempt,’ and sadly that can be true for how most of us consider the Moon. It’s always there, it doesn’t change (much?), it’s not exactly flashy, and, if we’re honest, it can be kind of boring.
Let’s all try to change that as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on 5th Oct at Princes Bridge. In addition to admiring the Moon, come talk to us about astronomy, telescopes, and have a good time.
What: International Observe the Moon Night 2019
Where: Princes Bridge, St Kilda
When: 5th Oct 2019, 7.30-10.30pm
If you want to show the Moon some more love, why not try the Lunar 100 Challenge? See https://bit.ly/2moYTyR
Posted: August 14, 2019|
Calling all curious minds!
There really is no such thing as starting too soon in science. Ask someone working in a STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) and it is likely that their interest in was kindled because of a chance encounter in their early years, whether it was a telescope that showed them Saturn’s rings, a bird spotting experience, a stray thought that struck them as they wandered through nature, asking questions that no one could quite answer, and the list goes on.
We love curious minds, and we love to feed curious minds. Check out some of our products which are suited for beginners below, they really could make all the difference.
Microscopes - All about science!
Posted: July 01, 2019
Has it really been 50 years since Neil Armstrong said, 'One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind'? And what leaps and bounds have come since!
Join us as we remember and celebrate a piece of history, an achievement of science, and the spirit of discovery and adventure. See below for a public event near you:
Celebration Apollo 11 50th Anniversary with saxon
13th July 2019 (Saturday)
7.00pm - 10.00pm @ JJ Holland Park, Childers Street, Kensington, VIC 3031
Tel: (03) 9687 7750
Moon Phase - Waxing Gibbous (illumination 89%)
Posted: February 06, 2019
If you're looking to stock up on some amazing gifts, make sure you swing by our stand at the Australian Gift and Homewares Association in February!
With hundreds of products to choose from, including telescopes, binoculars and microscopes -- Saxon is your one stop shop for all things optics.
Date: 23 - 26 February 2019
Time: 9am - 6pm (except for 26 February 2019 where the fair closes at 3pm)
Location: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park (1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127)
Posted: November 02, 2018
The saxon office will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays from Friday, 21 December 2018. We will reopen for normal trading on Monday, 7 January 2019.
Dealers please note that we will continue to accept online and voicemail orders during this period. Orders will be processed and we will endeavour to dispatch on the following dates:
- 27 December 2018
- 3 January 2019
We thank you for your support throughout 2018 and look forward to us both enjoying a wonderful 2019.
We wish you a happy and safe festive season from all of us at saxon.
Posted: October 09, 2018|
Thanks for the helps from ASV and we have a successful viewing night at the Princes Bridge, Melbourne - One of the city's best-known landmarks.
There were 8 telescopes used for this international viewing event .We had attracted more than 1000 people to join us and they were given astronomical knowledge as well as the method of using telescope to observe the moon. We also encouraged astronomy enthusiasts to share their experiences at this event and everyone enjoyed the night together.
Below are a few photos that we have taken for this event:
Posted: June 25, 2018
2018 truly has been a wonderful year for astronomy, specifically planetary astronomy! And our nearest neighbour, the Red planet Mars, takes centre stage this July. Keep an eye out for it in the night sky as it approaches opposition, it is expected to overtake Jupiter in brightness and will be one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
Mars will reach opposition on 27th of July when it will appear larger and brighter, perfect for studying the polar ice caps or the surface detail of the planet (known as albedo markings) caused by the movement of surface dust on Mars. If all that sounds a bit too technical, you could always just enjoy a close encounter with Mars
Posted: February 19, 2018
Ever wondered what tiny cells and micro-organisms are floating around us even when our eyes cannot see it?
Have you ever wanted to see greater detail of everyday objectsto give you a new MINDBLOWING perspective of the world?
This FREE microscope workshop will be a fun-filled day, perfect for families who want to try something new or try something they have always been curious about. It's a much-needed rest from all the digital noise! Cool experiments include making your own wet and dry slides for a unforgettable momento that you can study YOURSELF under a a professional microscope.
Date and Time: March 17th 2018, 10am - 3pm
Venue: OpticsCentral HQ, Mitcham
Cost: Absolutely FREE!
Available Sessions: 5 Session Times Available
Session 1: 10am - 10:50am