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Northern Star Party – March 8th to 10th

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - March 10 @ 11:00 am

Dark Sky Weekend

We are excited to announce the dates for the first Northern Star Party for 2024 to  held at Waharau Regional Park and hosted by the Auckland Astronomical Society.   We are holding the event over the nights of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of March. Packing up on the morning of the 10th.

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, though 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 though the hire will have to be set up external to the camp.  Refer to the club for further details.



During the day on Saturday, there will be a full program 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 if appropriate on Saturday.

The full  information pack and agenda will be released shortly.  We just wanted to get the dates out so that you can lock them in now!


Prices Members Non-members
Early Bird paid by 4th March $20 $40
Standard $30 $50


No one night price.

To book, please log into Hello Club  at Click here for link.

From the Hello Club page, you will need to log in.


Friday: Viewing, movie (TBC)


Workshops: Midday to 4:30 pm.

Solar Viewing during the day on Saturday.

Time Activity Details
13:00 – 14:00 Astronomy Equipment Astrophotagraphy and alt azimuth mounts
14:30 – 15:00 Practical Astronomy Visual Observing and why it is important
16:30 – 18:00 Telescope trail Telescope trail


March 8 @ 5:00 pm
March 10 @ 11:00 am
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Waharau Regional Park
1748 East Coast Rd
Orere Point, Whakatiwai 2473
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