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Deep Sky Nights

Deep-sky observing nights are held each month close to the new moon, where the emphasis is on observing darker-sky objects. They are unstructured evenings, where everyone roams through the sky at will, although beginners will find an abundance of experienced observers happy to answer questions and share their knowledge. The night begins at sunset and continues until cloud, dew, rain or exhaustion puts an end to the night's observing. With no power or drinking water on-site (there are toilets!), folks bring their own hot drinks and refreshments, but we always find time to chat over a cuppa before returning to our telescopes to see more of the wonders of the night sky.

Deep-sky observing nights at Bakers Hill have been postponed while a new section leader is sought from the membership, however the Southern Districts Section holds monthly deep-sky observing nights at Serpentine.

Some of the instruments used at deep sky nights

This page was last updated on 11 January, 2015