Astronomy Event Calendar

Latest Event - Hunter Valley Star Party (NSAS)

Start date: Thu 26th Sep 2019    

NSAS is proud to announce the Hunter Valley Star Party is now up and confirmed for Thursday 26th Sept to Sunday 29th September 2019.
The Star Party will be at the Grapevines Estate which is in a picturesque setting and has a large area available for us to park cars and set up our telescopes. The site has been purposely chosen as it is central to the winery area with a range of accommodation nearby and also has an SQM rating of 20.9-21.2 mag/arcsec2 which is almost 2 bands darker than our Terry Hills site.

The Hunter Valley Star Party is aimed to be a spouse, family and friend friendly event where members are welcome and encouraged to bring spouses and friends. The setting in the beautiful Hunter Valley provides lots of opportunity to explore the area with vineyards, tours, incredible dinner experiences, many restaurants and many things to see and do.

This is not a public event and registration is restricted to members and their guests. We also intend to liaise with the local astronomy club up there and invite their participation.

Accommodation is now available to be booked and you can choose any place to stay. We have arranged for discounts at certain venues and these can and now should be booked to avoid disappointment.

For further details, see the HVSP Newsletter 2018/12/14.

You can register your interested at HVSP 2019 Registration.

Coming Up - VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party 2019

Start date: Fri 25th Oct 2019    

It’s on at The Lodge again! After months of uncertainty due to the Lodge being closed while it was offered for sale, it’s recently been bought by new (and local) owners, and it’s once again business as usual.

VicSouth 2019 occurs from Friday October 25 to Monday October 28.
Download the 2019 booking form and information from this page. Scroll down to find out what’s happening each day.

The VicSouth public astronomy session is on again this year, Friday October 25, 8pm to 10pm on the Lodge’s main lawn. Come along to this FREE event if you live in Nhill or nearby.   WEATHER PERMITTING — phone the Lodge (03) 5391 5232 late Friday afternoon if the weather looks doubtful. Download the flyer here.

Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 10 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

[tminus t= “22-07-2028 12:40:39”]Eclipse has happened![/tminus]

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