IceInSpace AstroCamp 2008

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on September 2, 2008 and tagged with Events.

If you have ever wanted to see the spiral arm structure of other galaxies in our universe, or see the gaseous dusty nebulosity from far away regions where stars are being born, or see magnificent globular clusters containing a million stars bound by their combined gravity - then the IceInSpace AstroCamp 2008 (IISAC2008) is for you!

If you have never been out under dark skies, away from the city glow to see the brilliant Milky Way stretching overhead, then IISAC2008 is for you!

IceInSpace AstroCamp 2008 is a star party, organized and run by IceInSpace. It is being held over 3 nights, from the October 30, 2008 to the November 02, 2008, at Lostock Scout Camp, Lostock, in the beautiful Hunter Valley area of NSW (Australia). It is only 4 hours drive from Sydney, and you will be amongst clear, very dark skies in a lovely country setting.

There is bunkbed and camping accommodation available, there is amenity blocks with hot showers, flush toilets and full power.

There'll be up to 200 or more space and astronomy enthusiasts attending, most with telescopes - but you do not need a telescope to come along. Everyone is more than willing to share the views through their telescope, and there will be sky tours conducted each night where you wll be able to view the universe through large 18″ to 25″ telescopes.

Everyone is welcome, bring the family along, and share some views and experiences you never thought you'd see. You can stay for 1 or 2 nights, or all 3. It is up to you.

For more information:

The Imaging Source is sponsoring the event with a couple of cameras: DMK 21AU04.AS and DFK 21AU04.AS.

Below is the official flyer: