Saturday 18-Sunday 19 August , 2012 - LAST CHANCE TO BOOK
Winter Astrocamp, Foxton Beach
Horowhenua astronomical Society, in conjunction with the Phoenix Astronomical Society, is holding the Winter Astro-Camp in the Horowhenua/Manawatu this year. The overall theme of the weekend will be the winter Milky Way and the Clouds of Magellan. The camp is situated in a very dark site so these wondrous area of the night sky will be easily visible and riding high in the sky.
The following talks have already been scheduled for the Astro-camp:
Friday Night Keynote Speaker:
Gary Sparks: Archaeoastronomy in Peru
Professor Bill Williams: Determining the astronomical unit
Frank Andrews: Mars – The fourth rock from the Sun
Paul Moss: Cross pollination
Mike White: An introduction to video astronomy
Haritina Mogosanu: Kiwi Mars 2012
Peter Shilton: Dealing with light pollution
George Ionas: All in a night’s work
Stephen Chadwick: Mosaicing the night sky
Ian Cooper: Herbig Haro Objects in Eta Carina
Kay Leather: What really happened to Barbarella? (the Queen of the Galaxy)
Edwin Rodley: The super-moon of 2012
Richard Hall: In search of E.T.
Carl Knight: Mr D’s guide to stellar nuclear synthesis
George Moutzouris: TBA
Ian Cooper: Observing the Aurora Australis
Astro-Camp Fee: People over 18 years = $20.00 / Under 18s = FREE.
The one-off Astro-Camp fee is payable by ALL attendees over 18 years, including Day Visitors.
On Site Accommodation:
Cabins - $15 per night per person over 5 years old; $3 per night for preschoolers
Friday afternoon & Saturday - $3 per day per person over 5 years old (in addition to the $20.00 Astro-Camp fee).
Sunday morning - FREE.
Day visitors are entitled to attend all of the same presentations, DVD's and telescope viewing that those staying overnight are.
2 Adults + 1 Preschooler staying for whole weekend
Astro-Camp Fee = 2 x $20 = $40
Accommodation = (2 x $15 plus 1 x $3) x 2 nights = $66
2 Adults + 1 Preschooler as Day Visitors (Friday OR Saturday)
Astro-Camp Fee = 2 x $20 = $40
Day Visitor Fee = 2 x $3 = $6
There are 120 beds available in 30 cabins. Mattresses and pillows are provided but please note that you must bring your own pillow slips and bedding.
A large fully equipped kitchen is available, with crockery, utensils, dishwasher, cleaning products, fridges and freezers as well as full laundry facilities. A huge dining hall is available for eating in.
The main hall is fully set up for talks. It has a large open fire as well as electric heating.
The camp is hired on a ‘do-it-yourself’ basis – groceries can be bought locally from New World in Foxton, or from the dairy in Foxton Beach itself.
On Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime there will be a gold coin donation BBQ provided. On the Saturday night an optional fish and chip supper is available for $8 per head. All other meals must be prepared yourself using the available facilities.
HOW TO BOOK
Either complete your booking form and pay online,
If you have any queries, or wish to register and pay offline, please contact the HASI Secretary, Tina Hills, at: