Join Dindima Wines for a unique Winter Fire Festival experience, featuring an Acknowledgement of Country conducted in Wiradjuri and English by Michael Newman, a young Wiradjuri man. The Acknowledgement will mark the beginning of the Fires in the Sky event. This will be followed by stargazing with a Wiradjuri and cross-cultural astronomy focus, an Indigenous fibre arts activity for children and interested adults, along with bush tucka and Dindima wines.
You will be guided along your fiery night sky journey by astronomers Trevor and Tina Leaman who will also kindle your interest in Indigenous skylore. They will pay particular attention to the local Wiradjuri people's knowledge of the heavens and its relationship to some of their cultural practices.
Before dusk, interested children and adults will be assisted by Tina to create fibre arts objects using materials and techniques employed by Indigenous people.
Uncle Gerald Power, an Orange based Indigenous caterer, and his team will produce on site wonderful warming bush tucka cooked over fire pits for everyone's enjoyment.
* Trevor is a PhD Researcher & member of the Australian Indigenous Astronomy Group. He is studying the astronomical knowledge and traditions of the Wiradjuri people of central NSW.
† Tina is an Outreach Astronomer and Independent Researcher. She is also an Independent Arts Practitioner and Educator with a love of all things fibre.
Telescopes for observing the sun safely along with the stars & planets at night.
Fibre arts activities.
Fire pits for keeping warm and toasting marshmallows.
Hot food including Emu, Kangaroo, Warrigal Greens and Johnny Cakes.
Drinks including lemon myrtle/ginger tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mulled wine.
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.
Warm clothes, head gear and scarf.
Your own telescope and binoculars if you have them, a rug or folding chair and a small torch.
Date: Saturday 3 August, 2019. Should the weather be inclement the event will still be held. There will be an indoor option which will present what you would see if the night sky was clear and involve all the activities advertised.
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: Adults - $70.00 each
Children 5yrs to 17yrs - $40.00 each
Children under 5yrs FREE
Contact: Lee Bell M: 0408 449 664 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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We Look Forward To Sharing The Evening With You