NZ Astrophotography Weekend

Dates: Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October
Venue: Foxton Beach Bible Camp

Bookings are now open for the Horowhenua Astronomical Society’s 5th Astrophotography Weekend.

Held in the lower North Island, this is an annual event dedicated to astrophotography in a wonderful dark-sky location. It is open to everyone interested in astrophotography – from beginners to advanced. Come along and share your knowledge, tips and experiences. All sorts of astrophotography can be undertaken – solar-system/nightscapes/deep-sky.

The weekend includes:
Practical astrophotography: There are plenty of safe areas for people to set up their equipment and leave it in situ for the whole weekend.
Image Processing: There is a huge room with long tables available which is perfect for people to set up computers. If you have one then please bring an external monitor to attach to your laptop as this is very useful for other people to observe what you are doing.
Presentations: There shall be talks on astrophotography related topics held in the large hall.
Bring-and-buy: Feel free to bring along any equipment that you are no longer using and wish to sell.
Fish and chips dinner: Saturday night. Please pay when you book.
Late-night movies: Should the weather not be kind then movies can be shown on the big screen.

Everyone is encouraged to bring along their own telescopes/binoculars/ mounts/cameras etc. however basic they might be.

Please book early so the society knows numbers.

Cost – Attendance Fee: $23.00

On-Site Accommodation: Shared heat-ed Cabins (from twin to 8 per cabin) or Dormitory – $21 per night per per-son. See website for details.

This weekend is strictly self-catering. Groceries can be bought locally from New World in Foxton, or from the dairy in Foxton Beach itself.

Mattresses and pillows are provided but please note that you must bring your own pillow slips and bedding.

The main hall is fully set up for talks. It has a large open fire as well as electric heating.
To make or enquire about bookings you can go to: [email protected]., or for more general information, visit the Horuwhenua Astronomical Society web-site at: