Beyond the Milky Way

Experience one of the greatest international scientific endeavours in history as you step onto Australia’s future site of the incredible Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescopes in an immersive 360-degree virtual reality cinema experience. Narrated by physicist Professor Brian Cox, travel to the radio-quiet Western Australian outback to explore where one of the world’s largest radio telescopes will be capturing the corners of the universe and breaking new ground in astronomical research.Dates:


14 April – 19 April 2023

21 April – 25 April 2023

Please note, the venue will be closed 20 April 2023

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change 


Come and join us for a fun-filled day at the Kids Fest as part of the Solar Eclipse festivities in Carnarvon! With hands-on activities and exciting performances, there is something for everyone. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in fun science experiments and make their own pinhole cameras, plus live music, entertainment, food and so much more. Come and join us for a day of fun, learning, and discovery!

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change 

A Symphony of Music

Get ready to experience an epic musical journey like never before at the A Symphony of Music for Solar Eclipse on the 20 April. Featuring an incredible line-up of talented musicians, this event promises to be a day to remember. The Perth Symphony Orchestra will take you on a journey through the celestial skies with their breathtaking renditions of classical masterpieces. Tura’s Narli Ensemble celebrates Indigenous icons Stephen Pigram and Mark Atkins with renowned Australian artists, taking you on an inspiring musical journey.

Caravana Sun and Murphy Brothers will keep the energy high with their electrifying performances, fusing rock and reggae with world music. The Main Street of Carnarvon will be transformed into a musical paradise as these talented musicians come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of the solar eclipse and be swept away by the sounds of some of the most talented musicians in Australia.

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change 

Last Reviewed: 2023-04-17