Waharau Dark Sky Weekend
Friday 21 April - Sunday 23 April 2017
Waharau Regional Park
The Auckland Astronomical Society is hosting a Dark Sky Observing Weekend from 21st to 23rd April 2017 at Waharau Regional Park on the south-east side of the Hunua Ranges.
An exciting two-night event at this premier dark sky venue on the coast of the Firth of Thames hosted by the Society. Sunset is before 6pm and the Moon is in 4th Quarter so there is plenty of time for star gazing and astrophotography.
On Saturday there is a full program of events scheduled during the day with two parallel sessions planned: Astrophotography and Practical Astronomy culminating in a telescope trail where everyone gets the opportunity to show off their equipment or admire others!
12:00 - 14:00
Equipment, maintenance, collimation, etc
14:30 - 16:00
Equipment and set up
Star finding, night sky, celestial navigation
16:30 - 17:30
Accommodation is on-site at the dorm-style Regional Park cabins. Full kitchen facilities are available including a walk-in fridge. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. All meals are BYO.
If the weather turns cloudy, we'll have a movie to keep you entertained. If the weather looks like it will be REALLY bad, there is a reserve weekend the following weekend.
Pricing is as follows:
Early Bird paid by 31 March
Prices are per person and cover the weekend including accomodation. Note: there is no one-night price.
For bookings, please contact
Niven Brown - email@example.com or
Andrew Buckingham - firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 09 473 5877.