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Old 14-03-2019, 10:48 PM
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The Snake Valley Astro Camp! October 25th -29th 2019

After a very successful March Camp, we have booked in a date for the next one.
Commences Friday 25/10/19 and will conclude midday, Tuesday 29/10/19.

More details will be released closer to the date, but mark this one in your diary!!

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Old 15-03-2019, 09:00 AM
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I'm in for the Friday and Saturday nights Malcolm.

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Old 15-03-2019, 09:29 AM
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I will be there on Sat... possibly with my AP equipment for the whole night (or two).

This is very good incentive to finally implement OnSTEP GoTo system on LXD75, because EQ6 is becoming too heavy to carry around.
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Old 15-03-2019, 10:52 AM
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Hopefully in for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights again, with Toph again.

I WILL get him through a camp without him getting crook on night two!!!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:47 PM
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Hi all.
Just a note to let everyone know that the Vic South Star Party this year is on August 29 to September 2nd this year. So if planning to do both Vic South and SVAC, there is plenty of space between the two!!

Text of the info I recently received from ASV regarding VicSouth is below

Malcolm


Just in case you are not aware, Little Desert Lodge, where we have held VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party for the last 16 years, closed its doors in November last year, and was put up for sale. As of now, no buyer has come forward.
The VicSouth organising committee has looked for an alternative location for 2019, in the hope that we can return to Little Desert in 2020. We tried to give the owners of Little Desert Lodge as much time as we could, however we had to bite the bullet and look for a new site.
Langley Lodge, just outside of Minimay, in western Victoria is our proposed site for 2019. See more details of the venue here: http://www.langleylodge.com.au/index.html
Travel distance and time from Melbourne or Adelaide has not been altered by much at all.
Because of the lateness of our enquiries, we were not able to secure a booking during our traditional time of the year (i.e. late October – early November).
Dates for 2019 are: (4 nights) – Arrive Thursday, 29 August and departing Monday, 2 September
The venue comprises:
• 16 rooms (2 persons per room) accommodating 32 people @ $50 per person per night – these are share rooms.
• 4 powered caravan sites @ $25 per van
• A small number of tent sites @ $15 per tent
• A separate houses which can accommodate 8 ( 3 x bedrooms & 1 x sleepout) @ $50 per person per night
• toilet and shower blocks,
• a small kitchenette with fridge, kettle & toaster
• a fully equipped commercial kitchen for use by Lodge staff
• dining room to seat ~80, plus a small lounge area in one corner
• lawn areas around the complex suitable for telescopes, as well as a level paddock that would be quite suitable for telescopes as well.
The maximum number of people that could be accommodated at Langley Lodge is 50.
Meals @ $50 per person per day
Morning and afternoon tea - comprising baked goods like sausage rolls and scones, fresh fruit
Lunches - platters of salads and cold meat options with breads so that participants can assemble themselves
Dinner - 2 courses, flavoursome dishes, examples lasagne, roast, bbq, puddings, cakes and pavs, fruit salad and ice cream. (Hot dinner and dessert only on night one. Full catering for 2, 3 and 4, leaving on the 5th day.)
A condition is that all participants, whether camping, caravanning or staying in the rooms must register for all meals.
To summarise:
Shearers Quarters - $100 per person per day – covers your accommodation and meals as detailed above
Caravan sites - $25 per day per van + $50 per day per person for meals as detailed above
Tent sites - $15 per day per tent + $50 per day per person for meals as detailed above
If you would like to attend this year’s VicSouth, please book promptly. Places always book out fast!
Send me an email (joe.grida@internode.on.net) with details of persons attending. First come, first served. We will collect payment from you by mid-July.
On behalf of the VicSouth organising committee, we hope to see you at Langley Lodge.
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:06 AM
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Nice to have no clash, I missed VicSouth last year (Hopefully able to get in with the more limited numbers this year) but with Toph keen on astro camping if they clashed it would be SVAC that got the nod.

VicSouth clashes with a car club event but I have never really cared much for Sandown anyway, one of the most boring tracks in Australia to drive IMO.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:47 PM
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Thanks Malcolm,
I will be definitely going this year. Just checked the address and its only 47 km away from me!!!
I normally travel that far to go to work so im.
Actually doing a job for the Lodge owners grandson at the moment.
Hopefully it will be clear.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:07 AM
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Dates marked...hope to make it there!
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:49 PM
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Hi Malcolm,
I reckon I will be able to attend this time. I will also probably bring another AST guest too.
I have such an enjoyable time last year, I am really looking forward to catching up with you all in October.
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Bruce
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:51 PM
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Hi Malcolm,
I reckon I will be able to attend this time. I will also probably bring another AST guest too.
I have such an enjoyable time last year, I am really looking forward to catching up with you all in October.
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Bruce
Look forward to you being there again Bruce

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Hope you can make it again Norm
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Old 18-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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Time off approved!...Counting the days...
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Old 18-06-2019, 08:09 PM
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Same here. Mine is in and approved, also for VicSouth
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Old 23-06-2019, 05:50 PM
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Was fun last year
Learned lots and forgotten most of it.

Will have to do a refresher course before this one
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Snake Valley

I hope to be there in October, it hasn't been a very good year for me, so I have had to pull out of the past few camps. Have some new gear I wish to use at the site too.

Cheers Gerald
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