Details: Join us and other Stargazers Club WA members for a night under the dark skies of Lower Chittering. This night is focused on making the most of your astronomy skills and telescope in a dark sky location.
With a focus on the stargazing, and engaging with other club members, this night won’t have a presentation to start, and will begin just before sunset to set up telescopes.
WHO IS SUITED TO THIS CLASS:
• Telescope owners who are wanting to get their telescopes out under a dark sky.
• Experienced backyard astronomers who want to see faint deep-sky objects like nebulae, globular clusters and galaxies that can’t be seen from the city.
• Members who have been using their telescopes for a while and want to enjoy a club night out under the stars.
WHEN: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Saturday 26th February, 2022
WHERE: The Village Green, 23 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering WA
PRICES: FREE ENTRY FOR GOLD & PLATINUM MEMBERS
Non-members are welcome. Bookings are essential.
• $115 Telescope Owner
• $153.50 Telescope Owner + 1 Adult
(One telescope between two. Bring a friend or family member for company.)
• $142.50 Telescope Owner + 1 Child
(One telescope between two. Bring a keen young astronomer! Recommended for children aged 10-16 years.)
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
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.