Details: Join us and other Stargazers Club WA members for a fun, social night out under the dark sky in Lower Chittering.
Non-members and anyone new to telescopes are always welcome to join our activities and meet our friendly community of astronomy and stargazing lovers!
The Stargazers Club team will be there to help new telescope owners get started with stargazing and regulars improve their skills.
With a focus on stargazing, and engaging with other club members, this night won’t have a formal presentation, and will begin just before sunset to set up telescopes.
Who Is Suited To This Class?
• Telescope owners who want to stargaze under a dark sky and in the company of other like-minded people.
• Experienced backyard astronomers who want to escape light pollution and 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: Saturday 22nd July, 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Where: The Village Green, 23 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering WA
For bookings and more details, visit the link below:
The Geminid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs in mid-December. It is called the Geminid meteor shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini in the night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year, with up to 120 meteors visible per hour at its peak. The Geminids are caused by debris from an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, which orbits the Sun once every 1.4 years.
The meteors are visible from around December 4th to 17th each year, with the peak of the shower occurring on the night of December 13th and the early morning of December 14th. To see the Geminids, you should go to a location with a clear, dark sky and look up towards the constellation Gemini. The best time to view the meteor shower is from around 10:00 p.m. to dawn.
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.