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, the Inter-Society Astronomical Advancement Committee (ISAAC), is to provide a fun social astronomical gathering laced with talks and activities.
The first Central Star Party will now run from Friday 1st - Tuesday 5th January 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 will be much cheaper than previous Stardates held at Tuki Tuki. We now have Famly Passes as well as Early Bird Discounts (run out in mid-November)