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25-01-2012, 06:59 AM
Just wondering if you guys can suggest a place that not to far from Melbourne but dark enough
I usually go to port sea
Thanks in advance
25-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Snake Valley is 20 mins past Ballarat if that isn't too far. They are having a club night this Friday (see here http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=85234 ) or come to one of their camps a couple of times a year.
26-01-2012, 07:16 AM
26-01-2012, 07:21 PM
If you mean Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula, then there's also MPAS (http://www.mpas.asn.au/) (Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society) at the Briars in Mt Martha.
28-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Thank you guys
28-01-2012, 08:25 PM
Hi Alex :thumbsup:
see these links:
Snake Valley (SVAA) (http://www.wix.com/ballaratman/svaa)
Mornington Peninsula (MPAS) (http://www.mpas.asn.au/)
Astro Society of Victoria (ASV) (http://asv.org.au/)
29-01-2012, 07:44 AM
I think I am going to join MPAS. I like mornigton area :-) and only 40 min of driving
Thank you guys
29-01-2012, 11:19 AM
+1 for heading out to SV camps. I know the drive is longer than driving to Portsea, but it's definitely worth it for 4 nights of amazing skies, and let's face it, 4 hours total driving for four nights of fabulous is worth it (and more time and fuel economical than 8 x 40 minute trips!)
Keep an eye out for the March camp :D
+another 1 for Snake Valley.
It is just fun to be there and worth driving the extra K's
29-01-2012, 12:36 PM
I might just join 2 so I have 2 places to go to
29-01-2012, 05:26 PM
You don't have to join the SVAA to come to their camps or club nights. Membership gives you access to the observing site, but all are welcome at their events.
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