My Seven Sisters Dreaming

What role did astronomer Sir Thomas Brisbane, sixth governor of the colony of New South Wales, play in the destruction of 65,000 years of Wiradjuri astronomical knowledge? This essay, by Merrill Findlay, answers this question. … Read More My Seven Sisters Dreaming

Condo SkyFest: Aboriginality, resilience and cultural continuity

By Tennille Dunn, Founder and coordinator of Condo SkyFest. Talk presented at the first Inland Astro-Trail Symposium in Parkes, NSW, 6 February 2019. Good Afternoon everyone. I’d just like to do an Acknowledgement to Country before I start. I have been given permission of a young Wiradjuri Woman from Gilgandra named Buddy Knight to share… Read More Condo SkyFest: Aboriginality, resilience and cultural continuity

Big Skies Collaboration @ National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) 2018

The Big Skies Collaboration brings together arts practitioners, astronomers, and local communities within southeastern Australia’s 700 Kilometre Array of astronomical observatories. Our current creative interventions include the Inland Astro Trail, the Skywriters Project, the Wiradjuri Astronomy Project, and the Wiradjuri Skywriters Pilot Project. I discuss these Big Skies creative interventions and invite NACAA members to be involved.… Read More Big Skies Collaboration @ National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers (NACAA) 2018