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Star Stuff 2024 speaker lineup
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Star Stuff 2024 speaker lineup


Star Stuff 2024 speaker lineup

Saturday, May 25, 2024

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On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, Australia’s favorite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts, and science lovers returns. Founded by YouTuber Dylan O’Donnell in 2017, Star Stuff offers a full day of space and astronomy presentations, followed by a gala dinner at the stunning Elements of Byron Resort in Byron Bay.

Star Stuff III, Australia’s premier gathering of astronomers and space enthusiasts, returns on July 6, 2024. Held at the stunning Elements of Byron Resort in Byron Bay, this event features a full day of captivating presentations by leading minds in space and astronomy, followed by an exclusive gala dinner. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the cosmos and connect with fellow astronomy aficionados.

Star Stuff 2024 event details

Date: July 6th, 2024 (New Moon)

Venue: Elements of Byron Resort Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Tickets: www.starstuff.com.au

2024 speakers:

  • Trevor Jones (CAN) - Astrobackyard YouTube
  • Kirsten Banks PhD (AUS) - Astrophysicist TikTok
  • Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith (AUS) - Astronomer, Author
  • Terry Lovejoy (AUS) - Comet Discoverer
  • Dr. Annie Handmer (AUS) - Space Science Theorist
  • Dylan O'Donnell (AUS) - Byron Bay Observatory


What to expect for Star Stuff 2024

What to expect for Star Stuff 2024

Experience a full day of exclusive, incredible talks from our exceptional lineup of speakers. These presentations, focused on space and astronomy, are among the most enlightening you'll encounter. The speakers enjoy engaging with the audience, and at this intimate event, you might even get the chance to meet them personally. Authors will also be available for book signings!

On-site astronomy & book store

Explore a range of astronomy equipment available for sale and demonstration, including exciting new products for 2024, brought to you by Bintel and our fantastic sponsors. The Book Room will feature a variety of science and astronomy books, with opportunities to meet the authors and get your books signed. If you're considering diving into this hobby, this is a perfect chance to speak with brands, vendors, and experienced users of astronomy equipment.

Meteorites for sale

For the first time at Star Stuff, view and purchase a collection of meteorites from Naren King’s personal acquisitions, certified by the Crystal Castle – Byron Bay. Owning a piece of a planet other than Earth is a unique and fascinating conversation starter!

Your Space Ruler (Ticket)

Each ticket serves as both a laser-cut artwork for entry proof and a functional space ruler. Calibrate it using the Moon by holding the ticket in front of you to measure up to 4 degrees for visual distance estimation. Invented by Dylan O’Donnell, this exclusive item is available only at Star Stuff!

The special gala dinner

VIP tickets are limited, but worth the extra cost for access to a luxurious gala dinner, featuring an additional presentation and high-end prizes from our sponsors. Enjoy an exquisite meal from one of Byron Bay's finest kitchens in an atmosphere reminiscent of a high-IQ celebrity wedding. Dress in your finest attire for an evening of extra luxury.

Day & night telescope astronomy

While not the main focus of the event due to weather dependency, there’s a good chance to observe the Sun, nebulas, clusters, galaxies, and stars through telescopes. Scheduled around the new moon during the typically dry Milky Way season, volunteers from the Southern Astronomical Society will be on-site to share live views of the cosmos. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we'll host a movie and beer night after dinner!

Venue details elements of byron resort

Venue details: Elements of Byron Resort

Elements of Byron Resort, located at 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, is an award-winning beachfront resort set on fifty acres of Belongil Beach. Recently honored with the ‘Best Hotel Design’ award at the Society of British Interior Design International Design Awards, this stunning resort will host all STAR STUFF III events.

The resort features 193 private one- and two-bedroom villas nestled within four distinct ecologies: rainforest, wetland, eucalypt, and dunal. Amenities include a spa, lagoon pool, adults-only pool, beach lounge, restaurant, and a lobby bar with a sunken fire pit.

Special discounts are available for STAR STUFF III attendees, offering 15% off the best available rates. This includes unlimited in-house movies, morning yoga, and Wi-Fi. To check availability and book the special STAR STUFF III rate, click here.

Q: Can I bring my own telescope?

A: Yes! Resort guests can set up telescopes near their cabins in almost total darkness. A secure, powered field is also available for those who want to "star party" in style.

Q: Are there any cheaper accommodation options?

A: Yes, Byron Bay offers a variety of options during the winter season. We recommend Bayshore Bungalows, Airbnb.com.au, Booking.com.au, and byronbayaccom.net.

Ticket information

Ticket information

VIP tickets tend to sell out quickly, so if you’re interested in the fancy dinner, don’t delay! Spots are limited due to room and kitchen capacity.

  • Star Stuff III Standard Ticket - July 6, 2024 $149.00
  • Star Stuff III VIP Ticket - July 6, 2024 + VIP Gala Dinner & Prizes $259.00


VIP Tickets include entry into a draw for prizes from the show sponsors, announced at the gala dinner!

  • QHY5III715 RGB Camera
  • QHY5III678 RGB Camera
  • QHY5III200 Mono Camera
  • And much more!

Star Stuff 2024 sponsors

Star Stuff 2024 sponsors


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