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Sky over Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Listed under Astronomy in South Australia, Australia.

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The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, a seven hour drive north of Adelaide, is right out in the middle of nowhere in the Australian Outback. Arkaroola’s isolated position is great for stargazing and the park was the first in Australia to adopt the ‘Dark Skies Policy’ to keep it that way.

There are three observatories on site, complete with up to date astronomical equipment, and the site is fully prepared to cater to all levels of observatory experience. Strange contraptions known as ‘star chairs’ are available for visitors looking to experience the night skies in comfort. Almost like dentists chairs pointed up at the heavens they are fitted out with a joy stick and binoculars to navigate through the stars. Arkaroola has received an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation for its astronomy tours and these really are experiences worth taking part in.

Written by  Anna Dejardin.

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