November WAS Astrophotography Group / Dark Sky Observing

When: Saturday 7th of November from 8pm

Where: John Whitby’s dark sky site.

Star Party

Come along to this Astrophotography / Deep Sky event at a dark sky site in the Wairarapa. There will be a tour of the Night Sky for beginners with a pointer before we get on the telescopes. There is also a lot of expertise available for anyone wanting to photograph the Night Sky.

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 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. This event is free to all WAS members. Non-members are required to pay $10 per person. (To join the Society see

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.

Please contact Chris (021 890 222) or Antony (021 253 4979) for further details or cancellations. Updates will be available by the afternoon on the day of the event if the weather forecast is not looking good. This site is made available to the Wellington Astronomical Society through the generosity of John Whitby.

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