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
Introducing our first Skywriters Anthology featuring the poetry and prose of fifty Skywriters from around Australia.… Read More At last, our Skywriters Anthology!
Big Skies Collaborator, novelist and documentary maker Tracy Sorensen reflects on her visits to the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON) observatories in near Carnarvon and Narrabri and attempts to understand the science of Earth’s Sun.… Read More Staring at the sun
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
The Inland Astro-Trail (IAT) is a community-driven open source astro-tourism, cultural heritage, community development and STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Outreach initiative to generate new economic, cultural, social and educational opportunities in south-eastern Australia’s rural and remote inland. … Read More Inland Astro-Trail: our founding vision
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
Introducing the work of Big Skies Collaborator David Clarkson and his Stalker Theatre Company, and our plans for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Mission.… Read More Doing the Arts/Science/Techno thing in Inland NSW