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
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
While the town of Parkes was celebrating ‘the greatest star in the world’ with their annual Elvis Festival, others were more interested in real stars, especially millisecond pulsars, at the Parkes Observatory. Why?… Read More Cosmic Conjunctions @ Parkes
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?