Taking Shape

Outback Astronomy
Outback Astronomy
Sky Dome
Sky Dome

There is so much joy right now at Outback Astronomy. The stargazing site at 18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, NSW, is being transformed.

Outback Astronomy developed a “sky dome” one and a half years ago – a flat area for gazing up. The “dome” was a bit of a misnomer since this gazing dome was square-shaped.

If you’ve attended a sky show, eg Hang Out With The Stars® hosted most weekends, then you’d appreciate that the great dome of the sky above is truly awesome. It is an overwhelming 360° panorama seen from our location in outback NSW. Therefore, a dome to stand on while gazing up would be very fitting, right?

So we have begun to rectify this. This week we began a major project to give it its true shape.

We’re building a circular gazing site so that the circle shape of the sky above (the dome) will be viewed from a circular base (or a near-circle – a little bit squashed, just like planetary motion about the Sun).

Stay in touch with our project development this summer. Share our posts with all your contacts as this new place in Broken Hill will help promote the region and bring more visitors to our beautiful part of the Australian outback.

The project is supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, through the 2018-19 Regional Tourism Fund.

Image:  View from the sky dome at Outback Astronomy, 18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, as trenching proceeds to enable installation of permanent lighting to enhance evening sky show experiences.