Staring at the sun

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

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

Could Mount Mulguthrie be a Wiradjuri astronomical site?

Cultural astronomer and Big Skies Collaborator Trevor Leaman camped with friends near Mount Mulguthrie over New Year 2016 to research the site’s astronomical significance for Wiradjuri people. All he needed was a clear night sky … It was not to be. But this remarkable little mountain nevertheless revealed other secrets … … Read More Could Mount Mulguthrie be a Wiradjuri astronomical site?