Perth Observatory paying tribute to First Contact Day on April 5 with Star Trek night

Star Trek night at Perth Observatory
Star Trek night at Perth Observatory

PERTH Observatory might be hosting the geekiest night ever this April when they celebrate humanity’s first contact with Vulcans.

Trekkies are encouraged to put on your star fleet uniform, grab their phasers and tricorders, and set course to the Perth Observatory on April 5.

First Contact Day pays tribute to the first interaction between humans and Vulcans, which occurred on April 5, 2063, in the Star Trek films.

That night, a Vulcan survey ship landed in Montana, after tracking the warp signature of the first spacecraft to achieve warp drive – the Phoenix.

Vulcans made first contact with humans that night, paving the way for the formation of the United Federation of Planets.

Closer to Earth, observatory telescope operators will show off stunning objects in Federation space and a massive nebula which is in the Orion Syndicate’s territory.

Volunteers will take visitors on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including nebulas, planets, dying stars and enormous star clusters.

There will be prizes for the best adult and child costumes.

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