Now in its fifth year, the event is run in partnership with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D). It will be hosted by TV personality and meteorologist Nate Byrne, along with some of the world’s leading astronomy experts. The stargazing weekend will include fun family activities and demonstrations, an outdoor cinema experience under the stars, astro-photography and engaging discussions on energetic cosmic events, the structure of the Universe, dark matter, Aboriginal astronomy and navigation, how the universe began and much more.
Two signature events are available at extra cost – an Astro Trivia Lunch and a Stellar Starlit Dinner. This bush tucker inspired buffet under the stars features a traditional Aboriginal dance performance and a guided tour of the night sky. Those attending the Uluru Astronomy Weekend can access a special rate starting from A$315 per room, per night, based on a two night stay. This includes airport transfers, Astronomy Weekend activities and seminars (charges apply for dining events), an Indigenous activities programme and more. Rate is subject to availability. www.ayersrockresort.com.au