August Dark Sky Observing

What:  WAS Astrophotography group / Dark Sky Observing

When:  Saturday 3rd August, 8.30 pm,

Where: Star Field – John Whitby’s dark sky site.

Come along to this Astrophotography / Deep Sky event at a dark sky site in the Wairarapa. With no Moon, you will see some amazing dark skies with the Milky Way standing out.

As this is a private property, you will need to register if you want to come along by contacting us through Facebook Messenger or by emailing [email protected]. Include your email and mobile phone in the text if you are using Facebook Messenger. Directions to the site and any updates will be emailed out. Preference will be given to members of the Society first. (To join the Society see https://www.was.org.nz/join-us/)

What to bring for astrophotography:

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • A wide-angle lens (preferably)
  • A tripod to fix the camera to
  • Warm clothes as it gets pretty cold at night
  • Snacks and warm drinks if you want

With people taking photos, keep lights to a minimum (red lights if you can) especially car headlights (use parking lights).

For those just interested in Deep Sky Observing, telescopes will be provided unless you want to bring your own.

For further details or cancellations contact Chris 021 890 222 or Antony 021 253 4979. This event will be updated by the afternoon on the day of the event if the weather forecast is not looking good.

This site is made available free to members of the Wellington Astronomical Society through the generosity of John Whitby from Star Field Limited https://www.starfield.nz/. Please support John by promoting his site to others.