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!
|Early Bird paid by 4th March
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.
|13:00 – 14:00
|Astrophotagraphy and alt azimuth mounts
|14:30 – 15:00
|Visual Observing and why it is important
|16:30 – 18:00