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 NACAA 2018 in Ballarat: a skywriter at an amateur astronomers’ gig?
Big Skies Collaborator Merrill Findlay reflects on her visit to the old Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in her blazing red research mobile, Scarlet O’Barbara.… Read More Scarlet does Honeysuckle Creek
You’ve heard about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Compact Array, and various Pulsar Timing Arrays, right? But what about the 700 Kilometre Array (700KA), and Australia’s new Astronomy Trail? … Read More Introducing the 700 Km Array
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?
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