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27th Annual South Pacific Star Party

  This event is currently full. Please register earlier next year. If you are not already in our system, please email if you would like your details to be added to our database so that you will receive an email when next year's registrations open.
2nd - 5th May 2019

The 27th Annual South Pacific Star Party will be held

at Wiruna over the weekend of 2 - 5 May, 2019.

General Information about the SPSP

There is a wealth of information, including important Registration Information, on the home page here. Below, you will find other information specific to this year's event. There are links to the registration page at the top and the bottom of this page (click on either of the "Register Now" buttons). Prices for registration, the roast dinner and T-shirt orders are shown below. Please note that you must register in advance and there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS. The closing date for registrations is as soon as it is fully booked!

Online Registration

Please REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE. Please complete your participant information on the registration page (dates, accommodation, etc.). If you don't register online and just post a cheque, delays in posted registrations may mean that your cheque is received too late (after the cut-off date or after the event is full). If your online payment is processed correctly, you will receive a thank-you message on the screen, a confirmation email (receipt) from the ASNSW system as well as an email from PayPal. If you do not see the thank-you message or receive these emails, it means that you did not complete the registration process and no payment was made. See important notes about completing the process for "Family Registrations" on the Registration Page. If you can't manage to register online, get a grandchild to help you!

Note that by registering, you must agree to abide by the Wiruna Light Use Policy. Please read the policy and note that no laser pointers should be brought to the site. Also be aware that no pets are allowed on site under any circumstances.

Families with Kids

This is a great event for the whole family. There are kids' activities, and they have their own Lucky Prize Draw (8 to 18 years old). However, please understand that the Family registration covers up to three related adults and any number of related children. Extra family adults or friends need to register separately. If in doubt, please check with the Treasurer before registering. We will ask for the kids' ages so that we can better manage their activities.

Guest Speakers in 2019

We have a great line-up of speakers for this year's event. Wilfred Gee (Macquarie University), will speak about "Project PANOPTES" (see also, a citizen-science based project to find transiting exoplanets using DSLR cameras and amateur-level mounts. Kym Haines will present "Wide-Field Astroimaging for Beginners". Robert Dahni will do a presentation and workshop on the "Cloud Free Night" service.

Sponsors in 2019

We are grateful to our sponsors every year for providing very generous door prizes. A list of sponsors who have helped us out in the past may be found here. Sponsors who have confirmed for this year include: 


Tasco  SkyWatcher






Of course, we could not continue to run this event without the amazing dedication of the 1st Kandos Scouts. 

2nd May 2019 14:00   through   5th May 2019 12:00
Single $ 85.00
Family $ 115.00
Family Member $ 0.00
One roast dinner $ 15.00
Member Discount
ASNSW Member
Small $ 15.00
Medium $ 15.00
Large $ 15.00
X-Large $ 15.00
XX-Large $ 15.00
XXX-Large $ 15.00

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