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Northern Star Party 2020

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - November 15 @ 11:00 am

2020 Northern Star Party (Dark Sky Weekend) at Waharau Regional Park. – New Dates November 13th to 15th. Put this in your calender!
It was postponed from April because of Coronavirus. It is now on in November! It is also open to non – Astronomical Society members to attend. Its usually a great fun weekend.

The Auckland Astronomical Society’s Waharau Dark Sky Weekend (2020 Northern Star Party – Dark Sky Weekend) is at Waharau Regional Park 1748 East Coast Rd, Orere Point, Whakatiwai 2473 (about 1 hours drive from central Auckland) on Friday 13th November at starting 4pm and ending Sunday 15th November 11am.

It will be a weekend of practical astronomy and dark sky observing.

It is great opportunity to spend a weekend viewing the sky from a dark site on Moonless nights thought a range of different telescopes. Bring your telescope or binoculars, but if you don’t have any there will be plenty there for you to look through.

Also the society has telescopes available for hire.
Contact Steve Hennerley (027) 245 6441 or Darren Woodley 021776481 email: rental@astronomy.org.nz to get these. Book now as these can become booked out!
During the day on Saturday there will be a full programme of practical astronomy – how to use equipment and various types of telescopes, new equipment demonstrations and an astrophotography workshop. Films will be shown in the early evening on Friday and Saturday.

AAS Member earlybird $20.00. Name received by Friday 30th October. Payment received by Monday 2nd November.
AAS Member standard $30.00
Non-member earlybird $40.00. Name received by Friday 30th October. Payment received by Monday 2nd November.

Non-member standard $50.00

This price includes bunk bed type accommodation.

People with credits from postponed event can use them for this.

To book please email Gavin Logan: gavinlgn@gmail.com giving the names of the people attending. Phone 021 1441055.


November 13 @ 4:00 pm
November 15 @ 11:00 am
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Waharau Regional Park
1748 East Coast Rd
Orere Point, Whakatiwai 2473
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