Central Star Party

Friday, 1st January 2016 at 5pm - 11:30am Tuesday, 5th January

Location: Tuki Tuki Camp

This event is in the past.

* Central Star Party: 1-5 January 2016 –
The Central Star Party has been established to hold annual star parties in the central North Island for the benefit of the astronomical
community in the North Island of New Zealand. The goal of the organisers, the Inter-Society Astronomical Advancement Committee
(ISAAC), is to provide a fun social astronomical gathering laced with talks, activities and telescope viewing. The first Central Star Party
will run from Friday 1st - Tuesday 5th January 2016 and be held at the Tuki Tuki Camp site in the Hawkes Bay. This is the site of many
previous 'Stardates'. We decided to hold the 2016 event at this venue because it has recently been completely rebuilt. There is a brand
new hall, with two additional meeting rooms for alternate meetings, a new kitchen and three new dormitories that can house ten people
in each. Accommodation is tenting, staying in the dormitories or using one of the four powered caravan sites. Prices are very affordable
at $47 for the whole time (Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun nights). If anyone would like to give a talk we’d love to hear from you. For details see


This is to let you know that we (the Inter Society Astronomical Advancement Committee – ISAAC) have rescheduled the dates for the Central Star Party from the 7-11 Jan 2016 to Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th (am) January 2016. The official opening will be Friday 1st January at 7:00pm. With New Year’s Day being a holiday, hopefully people can get to Tuki Tuki Camp, Hawkes Bay during the day. When we were originally preparing this event and booked Tuki Tuki Camp in June 2015, we settled on the 7-11 Jan with several locations as options. As the details have become apparent, there is a significant conflict with Stardate on 6-11 January and we want to resolve that. As such, we're moving our date to Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th (am) January 2016 and hope that this should enable people to get to either/both events. For more details see http://groupspaces.com/StarPartyCentral/ 

So, in a nutshell, the dates are -

* Central Star Party - Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th (am) January 2016 . Tuki Tuki Camp, Hawkes Bay

* Stardate – Wednesday 6th – Monday 11th January 2016 . Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton

Best regards

Inter-Society Astronomical Advancement Committee (ISAAC) -

Gary Sparks (Hawkes Bay), John Drummond (Gisborne), Steve Lang (Auckland)


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