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Warrumbungles Dark Sky Park

Friday 22nd June 2018 - 8:00pm
Topic: Warrumbungles Dark Sky Park
Speaker: Marnie Ogg
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: For the past 11 years, Marnie has been masterminding Fred Watson Tours, a travel company dedicated to bring science and tourism together. With her partner, astronomer Fred Watson, Marnie has taken more than 600 people to see observatories, the Aurora Borealis and other wondrous corners of the globe. During her travels she has come to realise something so special and unique to Australia, she helped create a designated park to it - Darkness. During this fully illustrated talk, Marnie reflects on Australia's First Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungles and other successful night sky ventures around the world and discusses ways you too can help preserve the night sky. 
Biography: Marnie Ogg brings over 25 years tourism industry experience to the role of Sydney Observatory Manager. Prior to her appointment at MAAS she was the Director of Fred Watson Tours & Events, a tourism company specialising in science and astronomy. Marnie was integral in the formation of Australia’s first Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungle National Park, and since 2015 has been fulfilling her desire to bring science to the public in innovative and exciting ways.

Event Date: 
Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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