April 2021 WAS Astrophotography Group / Dark Sky Observing

When: Saturday 10th of April from 8:30pm onwards.

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 [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. This event is free to all WAS members. Non-members are required to pay $10 per person. (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 Antony (021 2534979) or Chris (021 890222). This event will be updated on our Facebook page in the afternoon on the day of the event if the weather forecast is not looking good.

This site is made available to members of the Wellington Astronomical Society through the generosity of John Whitby.

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