There are few places where the stars shine as brightly as they do in the outback. Far removed from the bright lights of the big cities, the stars blaze fiercely in the desert sky. Which is why Uluru is the perfect place to indulge in a spot of star gazing. Ayers Rock Resort makes it easy to explore the wonders of the universe, with a choice of astronomy sessions. If you are travelling with children, the family-friendly option just after sunset is perfect, while adult travellers will find the after-dinner session makes for a memorable nightcap.
The sessions, which are an entertaining mix of science and mythology, include the opportunity to look at the stars through high-powered telescopes. However, you will be amazed at how easy it is to spot planets and constellations that are all but invisible in the cities, just with your naked eye.
There is no predicting what you will see - depending on the timing of your visit, you may be able to marvel at the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn or the magnificent sweep of the Magellanic cloud. You may even get to enjoy the blink-and-you-miss-it wonder of a meteor shooting through the sky.