Star Wars fans and space-loving families are invited to round up their rebel alliance, load their light sabers, saddle up their starships and prepare to come over to the dark side at the Coonabarabran Dark Sky Awakens Festival.
Taking place from 1-3 October 2021, the inaugural festival coincides with Starfest, the Siding Spring Observatory’s extravaganza event, to celebrate all things space and Star Wars in the Astronomy Capital of Australia.
Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy will have visitors swinging a saber like Yoda himself, and the laser tag arena will settle the argument between the dark side and light side once and for all. Put your Star Wars knowledge to the test at the triviaquiz, take a look at the technologies used in the Star Wars movies over the past 38 years with Donna the Astronomer, and see who will be crowned the Supreme Commander at the Lego building competition.
Friends and foes from all factions will come together at the Intergalactic Cabaret, with entertainment by the Starman himself, Jeff Duff and the Bowie Unzipped band. A Jedi meditation and recovery BBQ breakfast & markets fit for a Galactic Emperor will provide the perfect wind down from a weekend of fun.
Enter an alternate galaxy at Coonabarabran’s Dark Sky Awakens Festival, and get there any way you can – be it via starfighter, shuttle, AT-AT or speeder. In the words of Yoda, “Your path you must decide.”