Northern Star Party – Waharau Regional Park
April 9 @ 5:00 pm - April 11 @ 11:00 am
Northern Star Party (Dark Sky Weekend) at Waharau Regional Park. – April 9th to 11th 2021. Put this in your calendar!
It is also open to non – Astronomical Society to attend. It’s usually a great fun weekend.
The Auckland Astronomical Society’s Waharau Dark Sky Weekend (2021 Northern Star Party – Dark Sky Weekend) is held at Waharau Regional Park 1748 East Coast Rd, Orere Point, Whakatiwai 2473 (about 1 hours drive from central Auckland) starting on Friday 9th April at 5pm and ending Sunday 11th November at 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: [email protected] 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 if appropriate on Saturday.
AAS Member earlybird $20.00. Payment received by Friday 26th March.
AAS Member standard $30.00
Non-member earlybird $40.00. Payment received by Friday 26th March.
Non-member standard $50.00
This price includes bunk bed type accommodation.
To book please pay the amounts as set out above into the Auckland Astronomical Society Inc ASB bank account: Account number: 12-3061-0321397-00 with the notation “Waharau” and your name and then email Gavin Logan: [email protected] giving the names of the people attending.
There is an event limit of 65. The last Waharau Star Party sold out. Booking will be confirmed once payment has been made.