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26th Annual Star Party: SOLD OUT!! Check here for speaker and sponsor updates.

Registrations are now CLOSED for 26th Annual South Pacific Star Party: 10th-13th May 2018 ... Sorry, the event is now SOLD OUT. 

Details about the Star Party are available here:

Our keynote speaker for Saturday afternoon is Melissa Hulbert from Sydney Observatory. Melissa will share her experiences of Total Solar Eclipses in a talk titled "When Sun, Moon and Earth Align". This talk was presented to ASNSW members on 28 February. View the abstract here.

Our speaker on the Friday afternoon is Trent McDougall, presenting on "Makers in the Scientific Community". View the abstract here


  • Our first sponsor to jump on board is Tasco/Skywatcher. Meet Adriano and his team at the gazebo near the Check-In Tent.
  • Quasar Publishing will be there with the usual BinTel gift voucher prize, plus a book and planisphere for the Kids' Lucky Prize Draw.
  • One of our generous members is donating a two-volume edition of Uranometria (plus field guide) and a pair of Denkmeier binoculars. 
  • Tele Vue is contributing again as usual (most would recognise the name Nagler!), with an eyepiece, cap and T-shirt.
  • BinTel always helps us out, organising delivery of prizes from overseas and absorbing the cost of freight. 
  • Australian Sky & Telescope is offering their usual subscriptions. 
  • The ASNSW will be contributing a 6" Dobsonian telescope for the Kids' Lucky Prize Draw.

Stay tuned for more updates here. 

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