Astronomy Events

Stargazing Night | Fun | Meet Amateur Astronomers - Fri 11th Dec 2020

Stargazers Club WA is joining the wonderful Astronomical Group of WA (AGWA) for a relaxed and fun evening under the stars!

 

We’ll be visiting a new location that AGWA has been meeting at in recent months – the Pinjar Rifle Range which is home to the WA Rifle Association.

It’s about 20km drive north of Wanneroo and away from bright city lights. This means we’ll be able to discover a darker night sky.

*Non-members are welcome. Bookings are essential.

*This event is for both beginners and the more experienced.

*Help to set up and use telescopes will be available for anyone just starting out with new equipment.

 

PRICES:

$115 Telescope Owners

$38.50 Adult (without telescope)

$27.50 Child (recommended for children aged 8-16 years with a keen interest in astronomy)

 

When:  Friday 11th December, 2020

6.30pm to 9.00pm

 

Where:  West Australian Rifle Association

Corner Higgins Road & Wandoo Road, Pinjar

 

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.

1551Days 10Hours 30Minutes 29Seconds

 

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