Central Star Party 2017

Central Star Party has been established to hold annual star parties in the central North Island for the benefit of the astronomical community of the North Island of New Zealand. The goal of the organisers is to provide a fun social astronomical gathering laced with talks and activities.

The second Central Star Party is Thursday 19th to Mon 23rd January 2017 and be held at the Tuki Tuki Camp site in the Hawkes Bay. This is the site of many previous star parties.

There is a brand new hall, with two additional meeting rooms for alternate meetings, a new kitchen and three new dormitories. Accommodation is tenting, staying in the dormitories or using one of the six powered caravan sites.

The main hall will be air-conditioned!!

Website: www.censtar.party
Contact Name: Steve Lang
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News & Announcements

CSP2017 Programme

Posted by SLang, Friday, 13th January 2017 @ 10:10am

  • Hey.

    ISAAC is proud to announce the programme for CSP2017. Get in quick for your tickets!

    THURSDAY JANUARY 19

    Arrival and set up, no official programme

    FRIDAY JANUARY 20

    6:00pm

    Sausage sizzle, gold coin donation

    7:00pm

    Official opening and house­keeping matters

    ISAAC (Steve, Gary)

    7:15pm

    Exobiology

    Bethany Jones

    7:45pm

    Ultra Deep imaging

    Rolf Olsen

    8:30pm

    Supper, Telescope set up time

    9:30pm

    Entertainment

    SATURDAY JANUARY 21

    11:00am

    PixInsight workshop (one hour)

    Rolf Olsen

    Noon

    Sausage sizzle Gold coin donation

    1:00pm

    Buy, Sell and Swap table (also Sunday)

    ISAAC (Steve, Gary)

    2:00pm

    A Halley’s Comet Philatelic Odyssey

    Gary Sparks

    2:30pm

    Tales from the Dark Side

    Graham Palmer

    3:00pm

    Tales from 39000 feet

    Simon Lowther

    3:30pm

    Afternoon tea

    4:00pm

    Twinkle, twinkle little star, by spectroscopy I can get an idea of what you are...

    John Drummond

    4:30pm

    Preserving NZ's Astronomical Heritage

    Gordon Hudson

    5:00pm

    Telescope trail

    Gary Sparks (with help)

    6:00pm

    Dinner (fish and chips)

    7:30pm

    Hiding in Charles' Oak

    Stephen Chadwick

    8:00pm

    Binary space potatoes

    Carl Knight

    8:30pm

    Raffle draw

    8:35pm

    Beta Pictoris

    Rolf Olsen

    9:20pm

    Supper, Telescope set up time

    9:45pm

    Entertainment

    SUNDAY JANUARY 22

    Noon

    Sausage sizzle, gold coin donation

    1:00pm

    Buy, Sell and Swap table (also Saturday)

    ISAAC (Steve, Gary)

    2:00pm

    Aliens in Sci-Fi and popular culture

    Michael Mackrill

    2:30pm

    What's on the Radio Michael

    Mike Bull

    3:00pm

    Sun in CaK and imaging techniques for the Sun in Ca K

    Otto Gruebl

    3:30pm

    Living on Mars

    Bruce Ngataieruai

    4:00pm

    Afternoon tea

    4:45pm

    Planetarium visit in Napier

    5:30pm

    Dinner (in Napier or on site)

    7:00pm

    Explorers – A great doco by James Cameron and Buzz Aldrin – from the Jules Verne film festival

    8:00pm

    Astro quiz

    9:00pm

    Supper, telescope set up time

    9:30pm

    Entertainment

    MONDAY JANUARY 23

    Lay day ­ relax and enjoy

    TUESDAY JANUARY 24

    Pack up in the morning ­ leave by lunchtime

ASTRONZ Sponsorship

Posted by SLang, Thursday, 8th December 2016 @ 6:37pm




  • Once again, we are proud to announce that ASTRONZ is sponsoring CSP. Sponsorship is important to us as it helps keep the costs down as well as to improve the services we can provide on site.

Central Star Party 2017

  • Thursday, 19th January 2017 at 12pm - 12pm Monday, 23rd January
    Location: 70 Moore Rd, Haumoana, Hawkes Bay

    Location - 70 Moore Rd, Haumoana, Hawkes Bay

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