Dark Sky Viewing - 1st Option

Saturday, 14 October 20176:00 pm -11:55 pm
Donnington
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Join us for beautiful dark sky viewing at Donnington Airfield, Woodstock - 20 mins from Stuart. 

All members and non members are welcome, please read on for a list of things to remember:

Please Try to Get There before Dark

When you arrive you will be driving down a long airstrip at a slow pace and if you get there after dark you will feel the need to have your headlights on all the way. As you can imagine this blinds all the nocturnals looking through telescopes at the end of the runway.

Lights at the Viewing Area

You view the stars better when your eyes adjust to the dark but you don't want to be bumping into things so preserve you night vision and invest in an astronomy torch that emits red light.

Pricing & Please Bring Cash

The small fee goes to the land owner who is kindly letting the Astronomy Club use such a great location, $5 (p/person) for non-members & $2.00 (p/person) for members.

If you want you can...

  • bring a jumper in winter
  • bring bug spray
  • there are no toilets on site so please go be fore you come
  • bring a snack (take the rubbish you :-)
  • bring you enthusiasm¬†

What is the Difference Between 1st & 2nd Option Dates?

With 1st Option dates the moon will still come out but generally later on in the night so you will get a few hours of dark sky viewing in. One the 2nd Option dates there will be little to no moon for a major part of the night, this is better if you want to do stellar photography. 

PLEASE NOTE: Airfield can turn to mud quickly so please confirm with the airfield owner Mr Ray Smith on (07) 4778 8726 if there has been recent heavy rain.

Event Properties

Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $5.00
Location Donnington
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