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Swan Reach Observatory Captures Sky for International Stargazers

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The Mid Murray Council is tapping into the stellar potential of the region’s International Dark Sky Reserve with a new Astro Tourism Strategy.

The only one of its kind in Australia, the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve was formally accredited in late 2019 and remains one of the darkest – and best – places to view the wonders of the night sky in the world.

Council is developing a masterplan for the area to identify areas to step up tourism facilities, including viewing platforms, an observatory and/or a planetarium. One development already underway is private observatory Swan Reach Imaging. 

Paul Haese from Swan Reach Imaging joins Jennie Lenman in this podcast to discuss. 

Story Jennie Lenman / Photo of the Deep Sky by Paul Haese of Swan Reach Imaging, supplied via paulhaese.net/DeepSky.html