Astronomy Session River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

From AUD A$100.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Walker Flat, SA
  • Product code: SILVER SKY

Here’s your taster of Australia’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve with an incredibly special 1.5 hour astronomy only session – a shortened version of our Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner. 
Self-drive to one of the darkest places on earth, meeting at the Walker Flat Community Hall to be led clifftop to your guided tour of the night sky with unforgettable viewing through our powerful telescope.

Tour includes:

·      Tour of the night sky by an astronomer on the Murray River clifftop

·      Use of provided red torch lights and telescope to view the night sky

Our 'Astronomy Only' session introduces you to one of the darkest places on earth with virtually no light pollution. Recordings of the Reserve measure at 21.9 on a scale of 0 to 22.  About 300 stars can typically be seen in Southern Hemisphere urban areas, where an estimated 5000 can be seen here, including a better view of the centre of the galaxy (the Milky Way) !

Your self drive option to 4945 Angas Valley Road, Walker Flat meanders along the roadside path parallel to the Murray River. A popular nesting ground for cockatoos and plentiful wildlife, this farming district has its own story to tell. Marvel at impressive ancient cliffs and the sights from lookouts.

Stargazing on the Cliff Top - our region has the tallest cliffs and the longest single bend along the entire length of the Murray River. Positioned in the International Dark Sky Reserve, on top of Walker Flat cliffs, you will have use of provided red torch lights and amazing viewing through powerful telescopes.  Our astronomer will guide you through the night sky of stars, constellations, planets, clusters and galaxies. The views are sure take your breath away.

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*Please Note:  once you book, if your order is returned as Pending, this means the tour has not reached minimum numbers. Once others book, our system will automatically send you an email with confirmation.  If you do not receive confirmation 1 week prior to your tour, please contact our office to seek the possibility of an alternate date or refund.  

Photo credits: Ben Goode (Cover Photo & Big Bend Cliffs Photo) & Dave Hartley Photography, Mannum)