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Aireys as a Dark Night Sky Location

Passionate and knowledgeable speakers will introduce attendees to the wonders and beauty of the night sky.

The event will be in two parts. The first part will be in the community hall, and the second part will be at a private Lot in Aireys Inlet.  At each venue there will be speakers and activities to introduce residents to the wonders and beauty of the night sky at Aireys.

The first part will consist of presentations from three speakers , all around the theme of preservation of the night sky. Judith Bailey from the Victorian Chapter of the IDA will discuss the work of the IDA , and why it is important to preserve our night sky, Krystal de Napoli, indigenous woman and astronomer will discuss the night sky from the point of view of indigenous people, and Greg Day, local author will discuss the night sky in the context of his work.

After the formal presentations guests will have the option to be bussed out to a private Lot in Aireys Inlet, where they will be free to gaze at the night sky. For those who would like a little more structure and guidance, we will have telescopes set up, informal discussions and an ecologist who will take people on a night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife. This is no fee associated with this part of the event.

Doors open at 7pm - event starts 7.30pm.

Attendees are required to bring along a camping chair, torch and re-useable drink bottle.

Tickets are free but is registration required.

This event is being held as part of AIDA’s plans to receive accreditation from the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as a dark sky community

Photo credit: Michael van Berkel.

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