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Badgingarra Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Under the Stars

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Badgingarra Primary School

McNamarra Rd

Badgingarra, WA 6521

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Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Under the Stars

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SPRING INTO PARKS

A WA Parks Initiative

Join us for a magical evening under the stars in Badgingarra. Discover two worlds in the night sky above with Yued Aboriginal Night Sky Storyteller, Madeline Anderson, and Astrotourism WA Astronomy Guide, Riley Johnston.

This special event includes a copy of the new Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Planisphere that features Weitj (Emu) in the Night Sky!

Journey across the stars with a green laser pointer tour and marvel at Saturn, Jupiter and the brilliant Milky Way through telescopes before a spectacular Moon rise.

Hosted by the Badgingarra Community Association at the Badgingarra Primary School, the evening will be topped off by a tasty dinner provided by the Badgingarra P&C.

Ticket includes event entry and evening meal/drinks and a copy of the Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Planisphere

Adult Ticket - $25

Children 16 years and under - FREE

This is an Alcohol Free Event.

BYO chairs, torches, warm clothes, comfortable footwear, fly net, insect repellent.

This event will go ahead rain or shine. In the case of cloudy weather, entertaining alternative presentations and fun activities for children will be held inside.

Programme

6.30pm Badgingarra Primary School P&C Dinner

Included in the event is an evening meal of hamburger, soft drink, tea, coffee or hot chocolate with marshmallows.

7.00pm – 7.30pm Welcome and Astronomy 101

Discover the wonderful world of astronomy in an introductory presentation by Astrotourism WA Astronomy Guide, Riley Johnston. The Universe is astounding and this will be a trip you won’t forget! Before going out to the stars, you’ll receive your own copy of the Yued Aboriginal Astronomy Planisphere that shows where the Weitj (Emu) in the Night Sky is located throughout the year.

7.30pm – 8.00pm Night Sky Laser Pointer Tour

It’s a tale of two night skies. Hear about the Yued Aboriginal night sky and what it means for traditional life and culture. A Green Laser Pointer Tour of the constellations will show what’s up in the night sky.

8.00pm-9.00pm Stargazing

Make your way to the telescopes for a closer look at Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters and much more. Chat with Madeline Anderson about Yued Aboriginal Astronomy. It’s also a chance to ask those big questions about the Universe with Astrotourism WA Astronomy Guides. The Moon will rise at the end of the event at 9pm.

Where to Stay

Local accommodation in Badgingarra and nearby Dandaragan is listed on the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre website. Camping at the new Karda Campground is a 30-45 minute drive from Badgingarra.

Sunday Morning Bushwalk

If you’re staying overnight, join community volunteers the next morning for a local bushwalk to enjoy the stunning wildflowers and peaceful bush in the Badgingarra area. Register your interest on the night with Sara Kenny at sarakenny@westnet.com.au

Supporters

Spring into Parks is a WA Parks Foundation Initiative supported by Lotterywest

Weitj (Emu) in the Night Sky Planispheres generously provided by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

Thank you to the Badgingarra Community Association, Badgingarra Primary School and P&C for hosting the event.

The Shire of Dandaragan is part of the Astrotourism Towns project promoting Badgingarra, Cervantes, Dandaragan, and Jurien Bay as destinations for stargazing and astrophotography. The Shire and local communities are working with Astrotourism WA to reduce light pollution in WA country towns so that we protect our world-class dark night sky.


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Badgingarra Primary School

McNamarra Rd

Badgingarra, WA 6521

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser Astrotourism WA and Badgingarra Community Association

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