Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Invitation to the Southern Star Party (2011 March 04-06)

You're invited

Join us for a week-end of star gazing and friendly chat at the Southern Star Party, which will be held on March 04-06 on a farm just outside of Bonnievale, near Robertson, in the Western Cape.
The GPS position to point your car to is 34:00:45 South, 19:59:43 East.
The organizers of the event are Willie Koorts, Edward and Lynnette Foster, Martin Lyons, Suki Lock and Auke Slotegraaf.
Visit the website at the Southern Star Party blog for more.


As of this writing, the programme will consist of:
  1. "What astrophotography teaches us about the deep sky" – Dr Dieter Willasch
  2. "Basic astrophotography with a digital camera" - Kos Coronaios
  3. "The next step: astrophotography through a telescope" - Lucas Ferreira
  4. "How to care for and clean your telescope" – Willie Koorts
  5. "Fossils, Light & Time" – Edward Foster
  6. "Astronomy for beginners" – Edward Foster
  7. "Deep Sky Observing Workshop" – Auke Slotegraaf
There will also be an "Astronomy Pub Quiz", and a sale table.
Night-time events include:
  1. "What's up in the sky tonight" – Willie Koorts
  2. "Learning the Constellations: Using ConCards to find star patterns and bright deep sky objects" – Auke Slotegraaf
  3. "A Guided Binocular Starhop" – Auke Slotegraaf

Find out more

For more details, and the all-important booking and registration, visit the Southern Star Party blog. Space is very limited, so please book right away.

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