Dark Skies Festival

Earth Sanctuary

Central Australia’s Dark Skies Festival is the first major event celebrating humanity's connection to the Night Sky in Australia. The Earth Sanctuary has teamed up with The Artist Expedition Society to cultivate a journey in light, sound, and darkness beneath one of the greatest night skies in the world.

Visitors will experience signature projection-based artworks designed by international artists accompanied by musical performances over nine exciting nights, as well as talks by astronomers, telescope viewings, and a series of specialist art and science workshops.

Join the Dark Skies Festival explore the universe in a fusion of art, science, and culture!

  • Wander through a network of red sand pathways at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre
  • Discover breathtaking projection art underneath some of the darkest skies in the world
  • Join seasoned astronomers for a diverse program of live astronomy talks
  • Look into the Deep Sky through telescopes
  • Enjoy groovy live music
  • Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks
  • Witness a moonless sky, an Earthshine moon, and a meteor shower
  • Develop your appreciation for our Dark Skies

calendar icon     May 6 - 14

Hours icon    6:30pm - 10:30pm 

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phone icon    (08) 8953 6161

  Location icon    Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre,
             Alice Springs NT

Make the most of your visit to Central Australia during the Dark Skies Festival. Check out the suggested things to do, accommodation and activities packages on offer. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us on 1800 645 199 or via the contact form. We're here to help with anything you need to make the most of your experience.

Dark Skies Festival 2022

Alice Springs NT
Central Australia’s Dark Skies Festival is a nine-night celebration of humanity’s connection to the Night Sky. Join us at Earth Sanctuary for a unique ourney in ligh... show more


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