Uluru astronomy weekend will showcase the vast outback night sky, where visibility of the stars is considered to be at its best.

Hosted by Ayers Rock resort and in its second year, the weekend will continue to be dedicated to providing vision into astronomy.

The weekend (14 – 16 August) will be held during the period of the new moon for even better visibility.

“The Uluru astronomy weekend coincides with the phase of the new moon providing a haven for star gazers with one of the best vantage points in the world to explore the galaxy in addition to its low humidity and minimal light pollution to view the stars and planets like never before,” said Voyages CEO Andrew Williams.

Led by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and other experts, the weekend will include interactive debate sessions on astro-statistics, fresh insights into the big bang theory, the structure of the cosmos, dark matter, and more.

Beginners are welcome as well as experienced star gazers.

“For those already familiar with the night sky, or those new to studying the cosmos, Dr Karl and guest astronomers will inspire and enlighten you over the course of the weekend,” said Williams.

Evening activities will also make the most of the location, including an exclusive astronomical sounds of silence experience.