Australian stargazing

This item appears on page 42 of the March 2018 issue.

At the Ayers Rock Resort (phone +61 2 8296 8010,, in central Australia, Astronomy Weekend will be held Sept. 14-16, 2018. Many events are scheduled, including astrophotography and lectures on Aboriginal astronomy and astrophysics. 

Entry to Astronomy Weekend is free for guests of the resort. Six hotels are located at the resort, with nightly rates for a double ranging from AUS220 to AUS2,800 (near $177-$2,248). A campground is also available.