Ayers Rock Resort

Astronomer in Residence June to November 2014

Astonomer in Residence
Family Star Gazing

The Australian outback is perhaps one of the best places to explore the galaxy of stars in the night sky. The low humidity and minimal light pollution in the red centre allow you to view the stars and planets like you've never seen them before.

Learn more about the stars, planets, galaxy, Big Bang theory and cosmos with Ayers Rock Resort's Astronomer in Residence Program, brought to you in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO).

Between 7 June and 7 November 2014, join one of the FREE Astronomy information sessions at the Resort Town Square to meet and interact with the resident astrophysicist and learn about their area of expertise.

Interactive astronomy sessions are held from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week, located at the Resort Town Square.

Entry: FREE

Astronomer in Residence Schedule

  • 07 to 21 Jun: Dr David Laguttuta - Swinburne University
  • 22 Jun to 05 Jul: Mr Joe Callingham - University of Sydney
  • 06 to 19 Jul: Dr Ned Taylor - University of Melbourne
  • 20 Jul to 02 Aug: Mr Syed Ashraf Uddin - Swinburne University
  • 03 to 16 Aug: Dr Iraklis Konstantopoulos - Australian Astronomical Observatory
  • 17 to 30 Aug: Dr Richard Scalzo - Australia's National University
  • 31 Aug to 13 Sep: Dr Anna Kapinska - University of Western Australia
  • 14 to 27 Sep: Ms Emily Petroff - Swinburne University
  • 28 Sep to 11 Oct: Dr Jamie Farnes - University of Sydney
  • 12 to 25 Oct: Dr Martin Bell - CSIRO
  • 26 Oct to 07 Nov: Ms Jessica Bloom - University of Sydney



The Astronomer in Residence Program and Uluru Astronomy Weekend at Ayers Rock Resort work in partnership with CAASTRO, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, a collaborative research centre comprising staff and students from the University of Sydney, Australian National University, University of Western Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, and Curtin University of Technology and international and national partners. For more information on CAASTRO visit www.caastro.org

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