First Inland Astro-Trail Tour

Big Skies Collaborator David Reiter to ‘Do’ our Inland Astro-Trail, 20-26 July 2018

Brisbane-based Big Skies Collaborator Dr David Reiter will travel south-eastern Australia’s Inland Astro-Trail (IAT) in late July 2018 to research his Big Skies project, Outer Space, Inner Thoughts. Along the way, he’ll meet local Skywriters, astronomers and the general public within our 700 Kilometre Array region to talk about his work and invite locals to participate in his Big Skies initiative.
David’s full itinerary here >>
More on our Inland Astro-Trail concept: presentation to National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers >>

Tamworth, Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Parkes, Condobolin and Bathurst
20-26 July 2018
Readings, Screenings, around-the-table Discussions
and (at Coonabarabran only) a visit to Mars and other planets with ‘Donna the Astronomer’

Booking details here

David’s Media release with contact details

Co-hosts of  our six gigs along the Inland Astro-Trail, July 2018,  include the Skywriters Project, IP (Interactive Publications P/L),  Inland Astro-Trail Inc., Milroy ObservatoryOutback Writers CentreOrana ArtsArts OutWestTamworth Regional Astronomy ClubNarrabri LibraryMacquarie Regional LibraryParkes Shire Council, and Bathurst Regional Library.

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Detail of a giant poster in the hall to the Grenfell Library. Photo by Merrill Findlay, 2 February 2017.
Inland Astro-Trail: Detail of a mural in the corridor of Weddin Shire Council’s Community Hub, in Grenfell, New South Wales, featuring a quotation from the first stanza of Henry Lawson‘s 1888 ballad, ‘A May Night On The Mountains’. (Lawson was born in Grenfell in 1867.)  A new not-for-profit organisation, Inland Astro-Trail Inc., was established through our Big Skies Collaboration to develop the astro-trail within an area we’ve designated the 700 Kilometre Array. David will be the first Big Skies Collaborator to ‘do’ the Astro-Trail route. Photo by Merrill Findlay, 2017.


Thursday 19 July 2018 – Armidale
Reading and book signings at Armidale Library co-hosted by our partner organisation, New England Writers Centre.

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Friday 20 July – Tamworth (tbc)
Meeting with Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club

Saturday 21 July – Narrabri – 10.30 am
10.30 am, discussion about the Skywriters Anthology, a screening of David’s My Planets Reunion, readings from his recent novel, Black Books Publishing and book signings,  Narrabri Library

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Sunday 22 July – Coonabarabran – from 2.30 -7.00 pm
Special Skywriters event at Milroy Observatory with David Reiter, ‘Donna the Astronomer’ (Donna Burton, vice-president of Inland Astro-Trail Inc, and Merrill Findlay, with afternoon tea and light barbecue on dusk, plus a visit to Mars through the historic Milroy telescope. Map to Milroy Observatory >>

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Monday 23 July – Dubbo – from 5 pm
Discussion about the Skywriters Anthology, plus reading and viewing of David’s work at Macquarie Regional Library co-hosted with Outback Writers Centre.

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Tuesday 24 July – Parkes (tbc)
Vist to Parkes Observatory followed by a gathering with Central West Astronomical Society, Coventry Room (25 Bogan Street), Parkes Shire Council, 5-7 pm.

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Wednesday 25 July – Condobolin
Visit to Wiradjuri Study Centre and Seven Sisters Ridge at Yarrabandai

Thursday 26 July – Bathurst – 12.30 p.m, BYO lunch
Lunchtime event – 12.30 – at Bathurst Library co-hosted with our partner organisation Arts OutWest. to meet local Skywriters with a discussion about David’s project, plus readings and screening of his interactive publications.

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MilroySkywritersGig poster July2018



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Page created 5 July 2018. Last updated 10 July 2018.


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