IAT Symposium 2019

More than sixty people from throughout Inland NSW and beyond attended our first Inland Astro-Trail Symposium in Parkes, NSW, on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

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IAT Symposium poster created by Steven Cavanagh, Arts OutWest, December 2018, to evoke the landscape our astro-trail wanders through and the wonders of our sky at night. Thank you, Steven.

The Symposium was co-hosted by Inland Astro-Trail Inc., and our partner organisations and in-kind sponsors including Destination Country and Outback, Parkes Shire Council, Central NSW Councils (CENTROC), Arts OutWest, and the University of Canberra.

Most of those who attended worked in the fields of astronomy, the Arts, local government, tourism, economic development, cultural heritage and STEAM Outreach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), and were keenly interested in developing the potential of  the dozens of astronomical observatories and astro-heritage sites in southeastern Australia’s rural Inland, within the region we call our 700 Kilometre Array.

The Symposium was followed by IAT Inc.’s first AGM, and dinner at The Dish Cafe beside the Parkes Radio Telescope.with guest speaker Dr Jane Kaczmarek, resident astrophysicist and passionate STEAM outreacher at the Parkes Observatory.

Artworks from Seven Sistas Weavings a collection of sculptural astro-themed woven works by Big Skies Collaborator and Master Weaver Bev Coe and the Sistas of the Condo SistaShed at the Wiradjuri Study Centre‘s were also exhibited at the Symposium. More >>


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