Bright Astronomy Club Inc.

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"Our next meeting will be on:

January the 30th at the Porepunkah Airfield starting at 9:00pm. All members, non members and telescopes welcome."

 

Please help the club reach it's goal of $2200 for 2 new telescopes by making a donation. Click on the link below if you can help:

gofund.me/29wbp747

 

Come along and join us and learn about telescopes, other equipment and our night sky. Anyone is welcome to come out and observe with us but remember to rug up as it can get chilly anytime of the year!

 

 DATES AND TIMES:

 
We get together once a month at the Porepunkah Airfield (directions further down page) for night sky viewing. We usually view on a Wednesday evening, straight after dark. We recommend that you get there before dark so that your car headlights don’t blind people using telescopes. Dates and times are posted on this website, our facebook page and emailed to members on our emailing list. We try to do most of our viewing in Moon-free skies so that faint objects such as galaxies and nebulae aren’t washed out by moonlight. However the Moon itself can be a wonderful telescopic target. Hence the dates and times of our meetings will change throughout the year. Meetings are weather-dependent of course and in the event of cloudy or rainy weather, the meeting is automatically cancelled. This usually involves postponement of the observing meeting till the following Friday or Wednesday, but check our website, facebook page or your email in case there are other arrangements. 

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR:

  Bring a telescope and/or binoculars if you have them. If you don’t have a telescope,
the club has an 8” dobsonian-mounted telescope that you can use. Other members will also be happy to show you things through their telescopes! White-light torches are not allowed on the observing field as they ruin night vision. Bring a red-light torch if you have one, or adapt a white-light torch by firmly fixing a couple of sheets of red cellophane to the end. Wear warm clothing, especially in winter when the temperature can drop to below zero! Even in summer it can get quite cool on the observing field.

 

HOW TO FIND US:

The Porepunkah Airport is situated on the western side of the Buckland Valley Road,
about 3km south of the roundabout on the Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah – map below.

 

 

 LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? JOIN OUR EMAILING LIST OR BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CLUB.

Please email [email protected] with your name and email address and we'll add you our list.

Or if you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out our application form (below) and either email it to [email protected] or bring it to our next meeting with payment. It's that easy! 

 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP AND ANNUAL FEE LIST

 Model rules for an incorporated association

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.brightastronomy.webs.com

Facebook: Bright Astronomy Inc (Official Bright Astronomy Club Inc Group)

President Zachary Ph: 0438 863 739

Secretary Rob Email: [email protected]

Treasurer Sean Ph: 0411 797 714


 


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