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Showing the public the Stars

By poptop - 16 April 2013 6

Stromlo Sky Camera

The Mt Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite all of us to attend their public observing night.

Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomy experts and observations on several telescopes.

This event is free and open to the public. No bookings are required.

Warm clothing is recommended. In the event of cloudy weather, star gazing will be cancelled. You can check out the weather at Mt Stromlo using our all sky camera:

Mt Stromlo Sky Camera
Speaker/Host: Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Canberra Astronomical Society
Venue: Mt Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, ACT
Date: Friday, 19 April 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Enquiries: Emma Kirby / Brad tucker on 6125 6711

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6 Responses to
Showing the public the Stars
poetix 4:42 pm 19 Apr 13

astrojax said :

poetix said :

I do hope the stars aren’t blown away by the wind.

no, that’s ‘the answer’, i think – sheesh, you should know your poetry… 🙂

Oh! I thought he was singing the Ursa, my friend, is blowing in the wind…I’m a silly.

astrojax 4:28 pm 19 Apr 13

poetix said :

I do hope the stars aren’t blown away by the wind.

no, that’s ‘the answer’, i think – sheesh, you should know your poetry… 🙂

Gungahlin Al 4:16 pm 19 Apr 13

poetix said :

I do hope the stars aren’t blown away by the wind.

Well it’ll make the scopes wobble about, that’s for sure!

poetix 2:57 pm 19 Apr 13

I do hope the stars aren’t blown away by the wind.

Gungahlin Al 2:34 pm 19 Apr 13

Quick reminder about the public viewing at Mt Stromlo tonight.
The weather’s pretty unpredictable right now, but if we can see some sky we’ll be on. And there’ll be talks inside Scope by some of ANU’s experts, regardless of the weather.
One thing is certain with this wind: it will be cool up there. So break out your winter gear. My snowboarding kit is standard for nights on the mountain.
And make sure you check the All-Sky Cam (link above) before you leave.

Gungahlin Al 2:44 pm 16 Apr 13

It will be the first public outing for my new telescope and big wide-field eyepieces I bought especially for these public viewings.
Been setting it up to control the new EQ mount via bluetooth straight from Stellarium on a notebook PC, using a wireless gamepad for steering. Would be nice if I could get some clear sky to actually test it first… :-/

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