Beaker Street’s Dark Sky Finale, in association with Spring Bay Mill and Dark Sky Tasmania.

Tasmania is home to some of the largest swaths of pristine dark skies in the world, but this precious natural resource is under threat from light pollution. The increasingly widespread use of artificial light outdoors not only impairs our view of the universe, but also adversely affects our sleep, our mood, our environment — and the many nocturnal species that inhabit it.

NOCTURNA is a celebration of the fragile beauty of the cosmos — embracing our long winter nights, taking the time to gaze skyward, and gathering around the warm glow of open fires with a whisky or mulled cider. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the Dark Sky movement and the simple steps we can take to preserve one of Tasmania’s most prized and imperilled resources. The Beaker Street Festival finale, NOCTURNA combines intriguing scientific talks with ample live music, hands-on workshops, East Coast food and drink, and plenty of wonderful people to share in the merriment.

Featuring stargazing and telescopes with the Astronomical Society of Tasmania, fascinating Dark Sky talks, an immersive new work by Soma Lumia in collaboration with Ian Chia, harpist Emily Sanzaro, East Coast food and drink and surprises aplenty. Plus, a feature performance of When Water Falls — an uplifting, powerful and media-rich expression of water in our world, produced and created by Big hART, written and performed by Jay Jarome and Sabine Bester alongside an ensemble of First Nations vocalists and some of Tasmania’s finest contemporary musicians.

Make a true weekend of it and join us for the Dark Sky Dinner, too.

STAY TUNED — WE’LL SHARE THE FULL NOCTURNA PROGRAM SOON.

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