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Sky Stories stargazing event at CSU in Orange


Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

* Stargazing fun for everyone at CSU in Orange

* Expert local astronomers and Indigenous storytellers

* Enjoy Aboriginal dance, music, traditional food, and barbeque

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Orange will host an evening of astronomy and storytelling on Wednesday 12 September.

Head of Campus Dr Heather Robinson said the free ‘Sky Stories’ event will combine guidance from expert astronomers and Indigenous storytelling against the beautiful backdrop of Girinyalanha Park located within the University campus.

“Sky Stories is a melding of Western science and Aboriginal knowledge – a chance to look at the stars and see them from two perspectives. There’ll be an acknowledgement of country by Mr Michael Newman and Wiradjuri sky stories as told by Mr Doug Sutherland,” Dr Robinson said.

“Stargaze through a telescope with local astronomers Mr Rod Somerville from the Orange Planetarium, and Mr Ray Pickard from Bathurst Observatory Research Facility.

“Bring along a rug or chair, and enjoy Aboriginal dance, music, traditional food by Gerald Power of Indigenous Cultural Adventures and a barbeque at this family event.”

Sky Stories is from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 12 September at Charles Sturt University, Leeds Parade, Orange. Parking available in P1, P2 or P3 and follow the event signs to Girinyalanha Park.

More information on the event page is here; https://news.csu.edu.au/events/orange/sky-stories-community-observation-night‚Äč

Sky Stories is presented by CSU Explorations Series and Future Moves and is supported by our community partners; Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council, Orange Planetarium, and Bathurst Observatory Research Facility.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

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