South Pacific Star Party (ASNSW) - Thu 2nd May 2019

Each year, since 1993, the Astronomical Society of New South Wales has hosted the now famous South Pacific Star Party (SPSP), at its 107 acre (43 hectare) country property Wiruna near Ilford, NSW, between Lithgow and Mudgee, about 3 hours north-west of Sydney, through the Blue Mountains and into the NSW Central Tablelands.

The South Pacific Star Party provides amateurs with the chance to meet other amateur and professional astronomers, and observe under dark skies with superb seeing conditions, through all types and sizes of telescopes.

“Among the eucalyptus woodlands in New South Wales, Australia, there is 100 acres of land [Wiruna] designated for stargazing. Owned by a local astronomy society [the ASNSW], the land has both observation facilities and basic accommodations, though most prefer to camp. Each year, the society hosts a “South Pacific Star Party” during which 200 to 400 people convene for a weekend of star watching beneath one of the world’s darkest skies.” –Forbes.com, 18 June 2008.

Details & Registration *Note – SOLD OUT

Latest Event - The Queensland Astrofest 2022

Start date: Thu 21st Jul 2022    

BINTEL Will be attending the Queensland Astrofest 2022

The Queensland Astrofest has been the major star party in Queensland since its inception in 1993, and is open to all amateur astronomers. It is convened by the South East  Queensland Astronomical Society, the Brisbane Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Association of Queensland, the Amateur Telescope Makers of Queensland, the Southern Astronomical Society, and in 2013 we were delighted to welcome another local astronomy club, Star Gayzers, to take part in Queensland Astrofest and to inject some new energy into the event.

Astrofest 2022 is on. It will take place at Duckadang from Friday 22nd July through to Sunday 31st July 2022.

The July new moon this year falls on the last Friday, the 29th July. On the first Friday, the 22nd the moon will be rising just after midnight and by the Monday it won’t be rising until 03:42 so we should get a good run of clear, moonless nights.

More Details here

Bookings can be made here

Coming Up - SASPAC Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 27th Jul 2022    

Details

For those in Sydney: Practical Astronomy Course.
SASPAC is an in-depth introductory course to learn everything you wanted to know about backyard astronomy.
The 2022 course will start Wednesday 27 July 2022.Suitable for members of the public from Year 10 (High School) to retirement with some interest in astronomy

Coming Up - BYO Telescope Class | 20th August 2022

Start date: Sat 20th Aug 2022    

BYO Telescope Class | 20th August 2022

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.

WHO IS SUITED TO THIS CLASS?
•       You have a telescope but are not sure how to use it properly.
•       You don’t have a telescope but are thinking of buying one. This class is a great way to learn more about telescopes so you can choose the best one to suit you.
•       You have never been into Astronomy before but want to see what it’s all about.

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:   6.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday 20th August, 2022

WHERE:          Henderson Environmental Centre
End of Groat Street, North Beach WA 6020

PRICES:  FREE ENTRY FOR GOLD & PLATINUM MEMBERS
$115 Telescope Owners
$38.50 Extra Adult (without telescope)
$27.50 Child (recommended for children aged 8-16 years with a keen interest in astronomy)

Details via : https://stargazersclubwa.com.au/stargazing-events-perth/#!event/2022/8/20/byo-telescope-class-20th-august

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