Western Sydney Parklands

The Night Sky Through Aboriginal Eyes

Join Aboriginal Astronomer Kirsten Banks as she takes you on a journey through the night sky over Western Sydney Parklands from an Indigenous perspective. Listen to star stories and discover how Aboriginal Australians have used the sky for their culture and astronomy for tens of thousands of years.

These FREE Astronomy nights will be held at The Dairy in Abbotsbury. This area has been chosen as there is less light pollution at night and easy access for those attending. The park will remain open until 7.30 pm where amateur astronomers will provide telescopes to view the evening sky.

This event is presented by Western Sydney Parklands Trust in conjunction with amateur astronomers from 3RF Australia and local astronomical societies.

Event details

Dates: Saturday 28 July and Saturday 4 August 2018
Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm
Location: The Dairy - Cowpasture Rd, Abbotsbury (How to get there)
Cost: This a FREE event – but bookings are essential. It is expected to be a very popular event.
What to bring: Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars if they own them and a red light torch (a torch with red cellophane over the top is great too). Also, don't forget to dress up warmly!

How to book your spot

To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience is had by everyone, spots are limited each night. Please register early via the booking links below:

Stargazing night - Saturday 28 July

Stargazing night - Saturday 4 August

More information

Find out more about your guide to the Western Sydney Parklands skies by following proud astronomer and Wiradjuri woman Kirsten Banks via her Facebook page Astro Kirsten

For more information about astronomy-based activities and outreach, visit the 3RF Australia website.


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