Dark Skies at Dindima | The Moon in Focus

Upcoming Event
Dark Skies @ Dindima
The Moon in Focus
Easter Saturday 20 April, 2019
 

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Dark Skies @ Dindima

You’re invited to join us at Dindima Wines on Easter Saturday for a picnic tea in the vineyard followed by a moon and stargazing experience including the telling of moon and star stories. Your guides will be astronomers Trevor* and Tina† Leaman.

The Leamans will take you on a cross cultural exploration of the Autumn night sky above Mt Canobolas, delving into classical Greco-Roman, Wiradjuri and other indigenous skylores with particular focus on the Moon and other seasonally prominent features.

* Trevor is a PhD Researcher & member of the Australian Indigenous Astronomy Group. He is studying the astronomical knowledge & traditions of the Wiradjuri people of Central NSW.

† Tina is an Outreach Astronomer, teaching others to navigate and appreciate the sky, a realm that transcends all cultural borders.

Provided: Telescopes for observing the sun safely as well as the Moon, stars & planets at night.

S.T.E.A.M. activities for children. Parents are to accompany children under 5 years.

Please bring smock or old T shirt to protect your child’s clothing.

Fire pits for keeping warm should it become chilly & for toasting marshmallows provided there is no fire ban.

Hot drinks & marshmallows.

Available:    Dindima wines for purchase by the bottle from the cellar door (other alcoholic drinks are not permitted on the site).

Poppers and cans of soft drink.

Wear: Come prepared with extra clothes & head gear as the temperature can drop significantly at night.

Bring: Your own telescope and binoculars if you have them.

Your own picnic food to enjoy before the evening viewing along with plates, cutlery, glasses etc.

A rug or folding chair.

Small torch.

Venue: Dindima Wines, 859 Cargo Road, Nashdale. (Just 10km west of Orange G.P.O.)

Date: Saturday 20 April, 2019. Should the weather be inclement there will be an indoor option which will present what you would see if the night sky was clear.

Time: 4.00pm to 8.00pm.  Please be on time so you can safely view the setting sun.

If you need a little assistance with calibrating your telescope please arrive at 3.30pm.

Cost: Family - 2 adults + 2 children - $65

Adults - $25 each

Children under 5yrs FREE

Children 5yrs to 17yrs - $10 each

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CONTACT: LEE BELL   M: 0408 449 664 OR wines@dindima.com.au

 

We Look Forward To Sharing The Evening With You