August 2022

Otherworldly stargazing tour to explore Australia’s skies this August

Beneath Australian Skies is the next mind-boggling tour that will teach you how each constellation is rich in story, myth, and science.

Ever wished to gaze at the stars and understand what you’re looking at? Perhaps you’ve curious to know if all cultures interpret the night sky the same way? Well, Australia has some of the darkest skies in the world – perfectly suited for star gazing at this exciting new experience.

Hosted by the UniSA Mawson Lakes Adelaide Planetarium, Beneath Australian Skies is the next mind-boggling tour that will have you learning about the “celestial ballet of stars” and how each constellation is rich in story, myth, and science.

Audiences will be taken on a tour of the night sky with renowned astronomer Paul Curnow, notable for his epic tours of cosmic journeys at the Adelaide Planetarium for almost 30 years.

After nearly three decades of research, Paul Curnow is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian Aboriginal night sky knowledge, and served as a consultant on Indigenous Astronomy for the Australian Space Agency from 2018-2020.

In addition, Paul has led a multiple of courses – such as Beneath Australian Skies – for the general public, focusing on the constellations, planetary astronomy, historical astronomy and ethnoastronomy, which primarily deals with how the night sky is seen by non-western cultures.

The session will also feature the full dome movie titled ‘Capturing the Cosmos’ in which viewers witness advance technology to build better knowledge about our universe.

This event is recommended for audiences aged 16 years and over with tickets being priced at $25 per person, bookings are essential to witness this exciting livid event.

Beneath Australian Skies is set to be held on the 20th of August starting at 7:30pm with a runtime of 60 minutes. To avoid disappointment, secure your place now and experience something out of this world.

Visit UniSA’s website on Beneath Australian Skies for more information here.

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