Astro Rocks Fest is a weekend designed with a focus on astro geo - tourism, but also has so much more to offer for everyone.
Astro Rocks fest is packed with activities to delight the senses. Touch, Feel, Look, and Taste your way through an amazing weekend.
Gami Ollie George
Badimaya Elder and current 2017 National NAIDOC Male Elder Of The Year, offered the welcome to country.
Book and Art Exhibition
"Nganang Badimaya Wangga; Yarns with Gami Ollie George"book and art exhibition. Badimaya Language in Landscape ANZAC Hall.
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Finalist In The International Book Awards
Author of "Red Dust Dreams"Living in the Outback.
Lannah Sawers - Diggins
Spectacular. Extraordinary. Peaceful and so quiet it is almost eerie. It also almost seems to be endless. This is that enormous area in the middle of Australia - and stretching to the coast in some places - It is the 'outback'.
Prior to the Astro Rocks Fest event, an “Astro Rocks Fest Street Banners Workshop” was conducted by Mulla Mulla Designs artists, Helen Ansell, with resulting artwork digitally transposed by colleague Peta Riley.
Stunning, long lasting indoor/outdoor banners were created. Emphasising the community nature of the event, this two day workshop held in the Youth Centre, attracted some twenty local people, male and female both young and old and of mixed cultural background. Four designs were placed front and back of the banners with a further four designs created from the large volume of created artworks. Photos in the gallery
Key Note Speakers
The afternoon Key Note presentations by Stephen Wyche, Project Manager Geoscience Mapping Branch DMIRS “How we study the Geology of the Murchison Region”, and “Geology around the Murchison Miner’s Pathway” were of great interest and very well attended.
Fireballs in the Sky's
Fireballs in the Sky’s “Five Craters in Five Weeks: an undergraduates Journey in Space Rocks” by Morgan Cox and “Shocked History of Meteorites” by Zacchary Hoskins were also popular presentations.