2018 schedule

Sat 12:00-12:30
Mercure Conservatory

Big Skies Collaboration

Dr Merrill Findlay

Big Skies Collaboration; Central West Astronomical Society; University of Canberra

The Big Skies Collaboration brings together arts practitioners, astronomers, and local communities within a region I've defined as southeastern Australia's 700 Kilometre Array of astronomical observatories, which extends from CSIRO's ATCA near Narrabri, in NW NSW, to Mt Stromlo and Tidbinbilla in the ACT. Our current creative interventions include the Inland Astro Trail, the Skywriters Project, the Wiradjuri Astronomy Project, the Wiradjuri Skywriters Pilot Project, and the Big Skies theatre production to be toured in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I will be discussing these and other projects and will be inviting NACAA members to be involved. For more, please see bigskiescollaboration.wordpress.com and explore the drop-down menus.