Astronomy Events

BYO Telescope Class - Sat 16th Jan 2021

PRACTICAL   |   HANDS-ON   |   ABOVE ALL, FUN!

 

If you own a telescope and are having difficulty working out how to use it or if you’re confused about which telescope to buy, this single evening class will help you on your way.

 

This class is specially designed for beginners and will cover all the basics to kick-start your knowledge.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

With astronomy guides on hand, you will learn all the basics including:

  • Telescopes and mounts
  • Finder scopes, eyepieces and focusing
  • Extra tools to find out what to see in the night sky

 

When:  Saturday 16th January

7pm to 9.30pm

Venue:  Carine Hall, Beach Road, Carine.

 

Events

Latest Event - Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 7th Aug 2024    

The annual Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course  run the Sutherland Astronomical Society (SASI) is on!

Wed 7 Aug Getting Acquainted with the Night Sky
Wed 14 Aug Constellations from the Southern Hemisphere
Wed 21 Aug Setting up Telescopes & Understanding Optics
Wed 28 Aug The Solar System
Wed 4 Sep Stars
Wed 11 Sep Deep Sky Objects
Wed 18 Sep Intro to the Big Bang Theory
Wed 25 Sep New Developments in Astronomy & Space, Basic concepts for beginners in Astro-Photography)

Sessions are held at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney.

Recommended: Additional Saturday evenings dark-sky observing during the course, with mentor volunteers.

You will need to book – full details 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 4 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.

1468Days 23Hours 18Minutes 31Seconds

 

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