Observing Opportunity in Australia
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:36 PM
The Three Rivers Foundation of Australia is the Australian based division of the Three Rivers Foundation of Texas.. Every year the two groups join forces to host an Astronomy and Cultural trip to Australia.
This trip has now run annually for the past 10 years. We have countless repeat attendees. People from anywhere in the world are welcome to attend and enjoy the pristine skies of Coonabarabran Australia and enjoy the cultural experience we put together. There is lots to do by day for the non astronomy wives who tag along, and the night sky gets no better.
This trip is scheduled from the 9th to 16th March, 2013.
We provide all the equipment and get it to Coonabarabran for your use. We have a 30"/F4.6 SDM, 2 x 25"/F5 Obsessions, 5 x 18"/F4.5 Obsessions and a 14"/F4.5 SDM, for the wives who like to keep their feet on the ground. We provide selected Televue eyepieces, but feel free to bring your own along.
An information flyer on the trip can be viewed here
We usually have a group of about 20 people who make the trip. This year our numbers are down and we are looking for some additional attendees to make the trip more viable.
If you are interested in attending please feel free to contact me via PM or contact Anne Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne is based in Fort Davis Texas and is one of the organisers of TSP.
If you would like to contact some previous attendees let me know and I can put you in contact with several previous US visitors, many of whom are Cloudy Nights regulars.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:25 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:37 AM
I went to New Zealand 10 years ago,
has to make all the arrangements,
(and finding options was difficult)
it cost more then
I would love to go again, but cannot now
anyone interested in seeing the Southern Skies
should consider this
I spent hours just staring at the southern milky way
the southern cross, coal sac, naked eye nebula
all those upside down constellations
Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:17 AM
If you are considering this trip in 2015, the likely dates are 17th to 24th April, 2015. I will advise the exact dates as soon as they are confirmed.
Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:54 PM
Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:00 PM
Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:53 PM
And this isn't just my opinion, but a recent consensus of 3 dozen veteran northern hemisphere observers as well. No one knows the southern skies as well as John Bambury and crew, not to mention the dark skies and quality telescopes.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:18 PM