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MOUNT MAGNET ASTRO ROCKS FEST is a three day event held in the MURCHISON GEO REGION during September, which celebrates the ancient land beneath our feet and associated biodiversity, awesome night sky above and cultural connections, particularly with local Badimia people.
Astro Rocks Fest connects people to the night sky, through an astrofest evening with displays , space dome (planetarium) and night sky tours, Scitech science shows and a range of telescopes focussing on different parts of the night sky, with astronomers to help you and your family explore the universe. Astronomy talks include the remarkable Square Kilometre Array.
Presentations by experts in the fields of geology, including associated biodiversity and cultural aspects – offer rare insights into this unique Murchison GeoRegion. Field Trips to geo sites follow, for those who wish to discover more.
Workshops include Astrophotography, lapidary and gold detecting. There are Ramelius Minesite and cultural site bus tours, Down to Earth Markets, a Rock Climbing Wall and Live Reptile Displays.
A Festival Film is held in the Outdoor Cinema under the stars. Exhibitions include Wirnda Barna Artists canvas artwork, quilt art, landscape photography, astrophotography and pottery, with many artworks also offered for sale.
Astro Rocks Fest is a free event with fun for all ages, sponsored by Shire of Mount Magnet, with major sponsors Lotterywest, Tourism WA and Horizon Power.