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Uluru Astronomy Weekend

Uluru Astronomy Weekend

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The Australian outback is a haven for stargazers and perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the galaxies in the night sky. Join us for a spectacular stargazing weekend, listen as we decode the night sky or enjoy the full astronomical experience at one of our signature events.

If you’re familiar with the night sky, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to gain new insights, and if you’re new to studying the cosmos, be inspired with an exciting introduction to the wonders of the universe.

Now in its fifth year, the Uluru Astronomy Weekend will be held 14-16 September 2018 and is organised in partnership with ASTRO 3D.

Highlights include:

  • Traditional welcome to country
  • Engaging discussion sessions and seminars
  • Astro Photography
  • Family Activities
  • Screening of Gravity at the outdoor cinema
  • Satellite Marketplace and book signing
  • Astro Trivia Lunch (special event, charges apply)
  • Stellar Starlit Dinner (special event, charges apply)

Entry Free (charges apply for special events)


 ASTRO3D logo is the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions. ASTRO 3D aims to establish Australia as the world-leader in wide-field astronomy by answering fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe, by developing innovative ways of processing enormous data-sets, and by providing opportunities for students and young researchers. We thank ASTRO 3D for their support.

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Astro Trivia Lunch

Astro Trivia Lunch

Astronomy Weekend

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  • 12:00 - 13:30

While you sit back and enjoy a delicious continental style lunch, test your astronomical knowledge and challenge others as you take part in a fun trivia competition, complete with astro-themed prizes. MC Nate Byrne along with the four guest astronomers lead competing tables of teams in this trivia competition complete with astro-themed prizes. Who knows most about the cosmos?

  • Continental style lunch and refreshments
  • Trivia session with MC Nate Byrne and guest astronomers
  • Trivia competition with astro-themed prizes
 
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Stellar Starlit Dinner

Stellar Starlit Dinner

Astronomy Weekend

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  • 1730 - 2130

Your Stellar Starlit Dinner experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, join your table of fellow travellers for an unforgettable dining experience accompanied by an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional performance under the outback sky.

Our attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beers while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a buffet with native bush ingredients such as kangaroo, crocodile and quandong.

After dinner, settle back and listen to Nate Byrne in dialogue with astronomers Professors Ray Norris and Brad Tucker decoding the southern night sky.

Aided by astronomers on telescopes, you’ll locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee.

  • Outback style canapés and sparkling wine at sunset
  • A three course bushtucker inspired buffet
  • Selection of beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and port
  • A guided tour of the night sky by our guest astronomers
  • Return transfers from your hotel
 
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