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04-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Hey been on here for a while but just giving a shout out to the Perth Astro
Just moved from Sydney to Perth and looking at finding clubs and fellow stargazers to go out observing with.
I spend most of my time South of the River for work but I am north of the river most weekends.
I got a 10inch Dob. If your in Perth and go observing gimme a msg and
we'll take it from there!
06-03-2012, 11:05 PM
Hi Adam, If you're going to the Astrofest at Curtin stadium on the 31st March i'll catch up with you there ?? Regards Paul (need a new drinking buddy also !)
06-03-2012, 11:28 PM
For Astronomical Society of WA, they have 2 venues North of the river for viewing. Bakers Hill for DSO and Whiteman Park for Lunar evening. The Club is located at Como.
Me personally I run Jarrahdale event for ASWA. Bit far for North of the river though.
Been having weather issues here in WA on DSO's. Next event for ASWA is Dryandra for 2 nights so Jarrahdale and Bakers Hill are off for the time being.
Finally there is also Tammin for really dark sky observing, lovely really dark site.
I also hope to make it to Astrofest at Curtin too.
11-03-2012, 03:51 PM
Thanks guys, so theres not that many astro clubs in Perth then? Hmm strange seeing as the nights are SO CLEAR here :).
Thanks for the heads up on Astrofest I will be there for sure (if im not working)...
Where do you guys go viewing in your private time?
11-03-2012, 08:48 PM
As far as I know, only 2 clubs in Perth, one in Southwest and I think one much further up North but that is about it for the moment.
Private viewing time are few and far between but believe there are some. I personally do not have a lot of time at the moment for special sessions so mine are mostly at home.
You can find ASWA's 2012 observing calendar on their website - ASWA.info (http://ASWA.info)
18-03-2012, 08:15 PM
You chose a good location astronomically speaking to observe as it hasn't been cloudy here for a few weeks and it seems like we will have a longer summer. I'm also an ASWA member (A few of us are quite active on the forum). I'm surprised at the amounts of astro clubs over east. I guess we are just too isolated.
18-03-2012, 08:28 PM
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