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Old 29-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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Any star parties around 2012. eclipse?

Hello all,

I apollogize if this was already answered, I did a quick search on this forum and couldn't find an answer.

I'm planning on seeing the 2012 eclipse from Cairns and I wonder if there will be a star party or if you could reccomend a dark sky spot in the area. It will be my first time south of the equator and I would really like to have a couple of nights observing the south sky. I will probably not bring a telescope, just a pair of binoculars, it would be great if some of could help us get a look at southern wonders through a 'scope.

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Most of the Astronomy people from SEQld are meeting in Palm Cove. Quite a few are camping in the vicinity
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Most of the Astronomy people from SEQld are meeting in Palm Cove. Quite a few are camping in the vicinity
Thanks. But that seems very close to Cairns, wouldn't light pollution interfere too much? Any plans on going to a dark sky site?
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Light pollution doesn't really affect the view of Eclipses much. So your ok to watch one from practically anywhere
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Light pollution doesn't really affect the view of Eclipses much. So your ok to watch one from practically anywhere
Obviously I wasn' clear enough I meant a star party during the night
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