Time & Location
About the Event
We will be celebrating the International Astronomical Union (IAU) 100 Hours of Astronomy (Oct 1st-4th) at Wai-iti International Dark Sky Park with an event on Oct 1. We hope to be viewing Jupiter and Saturn, also visible will be Mercury (early in the evening) and Venus. We expect to have only have 3 Astronomers available so please be patient. Bring your binoculars or a telescope if you have one, a picnic chair and warm clothing. Red lights only when in the park please. Please be COVID aware, sign in on your COVID apps, stay 1m away from other people and please wear a mask. There will be a limit of 100 people. Please park in the area north of the river, on the right driving in, and walk on the road over the old railway embankment into the park behind. Koha appreciated.
If Friday is unsuitable due to weather, the event will be postponed to Saturday, and if Saturday is also unsuitable, it will be postponed to Sunday. The even cannot be postponed beyond Sunday if Sunday is also inclement.
Note there are only limited and basic toilet facilities (a couple of longdrops) at the park.