Gondwana Nights
The Gondwana Observartory is a feature of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs near Winton, Qld, and one of a handful of certified Dark Sky places in Australia.

Gondwana Nights

The Gondwana Observatory is a feature of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs near Winton, Qld, and one of four certified Dark Sky places in Australia. We had a visit there in September 2023, and really enjoyed the clear dark skies that can be found in outback Queensland.

The Gondwana Observatory is an open-air space where tours of the universe are conducted by astronomers several times weekly for much of the year. The location is perhaps the first Bortle Class 1 location I’ve visited, and gave me a deep appreciation for the value of a truly dark sky. We could see the Emu so clearly, and the Milky Way core appeared to be on fire.

A visit to outback Queensland is highly recommended for astro photographers everywhere!

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  • C: Fujifilm X-T5
  • L: Fujinon XF16mm f1.4 R WR
  • E: Lightroom & Photoshop

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Des

Photography enthusiastic, writer, hiker and diving geek from Canberra (and Sydney), Australia. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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