There will be afternoon and early evening activities for children and adults. These will include the opportunity to learn how to create fibre arts objects using materials and contemporary and traditional techniques, along with an introduction to the Stellarium. For interested adults there will also be a guided wine tasting around the fire pits.
Before the evening stargazing commences, warming fusion comfort food and Dindima wines will be available.
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.
* 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 a proud indigenous Contemporary Arts Practitioner and Educator with a love of all things fibre.
Donated by Dindima Wines, Dark Skies Downunder, and Keshara.
Date: Saturday 1 August, 2020. 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 sky was clear and will involve all the activities advertised.
Time: 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Please be on time so the afternoon/evening activities will flow smoothly and everyone will have the opportunity to experience all that is on offer.
Includes entry, food and selected beverages, participation in 5hrs of various activities (wine tastings, astronomy presentations, fibre workshops, and simple Children’s STEAM themed activities each of varying duration).
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