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Festival of the Stars!

Come join the celebrations!

Coonabarabran and surrounds is hosting a variety of exciting events connecting YOU to the awesome Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park and the many beautiful aspects of nature the Warrumbungle Shire has to offer. A brilliant week for nature lovers, for those who love the outdoors and indoors! For those who want to be truly amazed and inspired! Something for everyone this September & October 2018.

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Festival of the Stars 2018



Entries Close 24th Sept - Exhibition Sept 25th - Oct 1st

Creative Collectives is hosting an exciting Art Competition for the 2018 Festival of the Stars. 'Space'  is the theme. Entries are being displayed in shop windows in the main street of Coonabarabran - John Street. Members of the public are invited to vote for the winner. You can vote via token in the shops or vote online as per details with each painting. There are 16 entries... so choose your favourite & vote. 1 vote per person. :-)


Riding the Lightwave of Technology Conference

26-28 September Siding Spring Observatory

Click here Riding the Lightwave Conference Details.

Riding the Lightwave of Technology brings scientists, researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers and industry leaders together to discuss the many aspects and impacts of light pollution and artificial light.

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Science in the Pub

Friday 28th September

2357 Partnerships Incorporated 

proudly presents 


Friday 28th September

A fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe!

Matthew Dodds will MC the event & take your forum questions.

This year’s special guests panel:

Professor Fred Watson, Dr Kirsten Banks, Dr Nuria Lorente, Professor Chris Lidman, Charley Line Weaver. 

See Starfest website for Bios on our fabulous guests and get your tickets early as this event sells out every year!

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Star Fest

Saturday 29th September

StarFest is the NSW Labor Day weekend (October long weekend each year) extravaganza of events hosted by Siding Spring Observatory.

StarFest includes the popular Bok Lecture and the full array of Open Day activities that occur on top of Siding Spring Observatory.  See details on the Star Fest Website

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Ride for the Stars

Sunday 10am - 2pm

A family fun Bike Week event.
10am Bike maintenance & Agility Fun
10.30am Bike Safety tips
11am Ride for the Stars QR Code Challenge
12pm BBQ & Bike Agility Challenge

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