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2024 Dark Sky Awakens Festival
May the 4th be with YOU!
Coonabarabran - 3rd - 5th May

In universal-breaking galactic news, we are excited to announce that not only is Dark Sky Awakens Festival  returning, it is returning with more FORCE than ever on MAY 4th, Coonabarabran, NSW.



WELCOME STAR TREKIANS, RED DWARFIANS, DR. WHOIANS, DUNE-A-MITES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and all other SCI-FI movie fans. Come dressed as your favourite sci-fi character for any or all events!


This year, we have an amazing line up of activities and a fun weekend for the whole family. Laser Tag, Live International Telescope Feeds, Capture The Cosmos Comp, Sidewalk Astronomy, a Space Exhibition, Robotics, Sci-Fi Trivia at the Pub, Space Movies and ...


THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at THE IMPERIAL HOTEL inviting you to a spectacular Moondance with the sensational VAN THE MAN DINNER AND SHOW!

This band recently featured on the ABC... and is constantly filling venues all the way from Sydney to Chicago!

Dance and sing the night away with Australia's Tribute to Van Morrison


This year, tickets are limited, so get in early. Also, make sure you help spread the news. We are spending more on the activities this year, and less on marketing - so please feel free to let everyone know an all of your social media channels and groups.



See Marvelous Night for a Moondance with

VAN the Man 123TIX

May The 4th Be With You!

We have a space packed Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th calendar of events and activities on the Sunday for all ages including...

  • Dark Sky Jack Attack! Night time Bowling - Fun in Costume teams of 3 (Friday 3rd 6pm - 7.30pm)

  • SPACE themed Movie Marathon at Flix in the Stix

  • Dinner Dance with Van the Man... 'It's a Marvelous night for a MOON Dance!

  • Laser Tag (To be confirmed)

  • Day time Astronomy

  • Robotics demonstrations and workshops

  • Capture the Cosmos Astro-photography Exhibition at SPACE gallery

  • Details to come of these and more events

It's a Marvelous night for a Moon Dance

Live music and Dinner with 7 piece band 'Van the Man' with support acoustic guitarist Matilda Poole

When: Saturday 4th May 6.30pm '

Venue: Imperial Hotel


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Robotics Demonstrations
and workshops

 Saturday 4th May 2024 Time: 9 am to 11 am

Location: Coonabarabran High School Hall

Cost: $20 (as a fundraiser for the CHS Robotics Team)Attendees will complete challenges using the Lego Spike Prime robots. (Build mechanisms and code).Attendees will learn how to code (instruction and trial and error).The CHS robotics team will bring out the competition robot and run some demonstrations.


Capture the Cosmos - Astrophotography Competition Launch

 Saturday 4th May 2024 Time: 9 am to 11 am

When: 5pm Saturday 4th May

Venue: SPACE gallery


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