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Discover the outback sky at Uluru Astronomy Weekend

ASTRONOMY enthusiasts of all ages can discover the spectacular Australian outback sky at Ayers Rock Resort’s upcoming Uluru Astronomy Weekend on 26-28 August 2016.

Science journalist and ABC radio broadcaster Robyn Williams, as well as leading astronomers, will host the popular annual event is run in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics.

The enlightening stargazing weekend will include fun family activities, an outdoor cinema experience, discussions on astro-statistics, astro-photography, Aboriginal astronomy and navigation of the outback sky, how the universe began, Einstein’s theory on space and much more.

For a full astronomical experience, guests can join one or more of the optional Signature Events* including an Astro Trivia Lunch and the Stellar Starlit Dinner. This dining experience under the stars includes a bush tucker-inspired buffet accompanied by Australian wines and beers, Aboriginal dance performance and guided tour of the night sky by Robyn Williams and guest astronomers.

“Australia’s Red Centre is arguably one of the best places in the world to explore the galaxies in the night sky, with its low humidity and minimal light pollution. This weekend will inspire both those familiar with astronomy and those new to studying the cosmos,” said Voyages CEO Andrew Williams.

Guests visiting Ayers Rock Resort for the Astronomy Weekend can also experience Field of Light Uluru – the global light art phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro which is at Ayers Rock Resort until 31 March 2017.

* Charges apply for Signature Events – refer to www.ayersrockresort.com.au/events/detail/uluru-astronomy-weekend

For further information go to: www.ayersrockresort.com.au

For bookings contact travel@voyages.com.au or 1300 134 044

About Ayers Rock Resort

Ayers Rock Resort provides a variety of accommodation from the premium Sails in the Desert Hotel, Award-winning Desert Gardens Hotel, self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge and Ayers Rock Campground. Ayers Rock Resort is managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

About Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation and manages tourism and resorts on its behalf. Voyages offers unique experiences and cultural immersion in spectacular locations around Australia including Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory, Home Valley Station in The Kimberley in Western Australia and the Mossman Gorge Centre, in Tropical North Queensland.

Profits from all business activities are re-invested in the Indigenous and resort experiences and through the various training and development programs in place around Australia.


PHOTO: Peter J Ward, courtesy of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

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