april, 2021

This is a repeating event

10apr(apr 10)5:00 pm11(apr 11)6:00 amCalvert Aero Modelling Field - BAS Member's Dark Sky Night


Event Details

Telescope observing evening for BAS members and their guests. This is not a public observing evening.

We will be operating under Queensland Covid-19 restrictions.

  • maximum of 20 participants
  • wide social distancing telescope setup spacing
  • no sharing of equipment without liberal use of sanitiser product on gear and by users
  • name and contact details to be provided to the event coordinator on the night.

The site is a privately owned aero modelling field (Calvert Aero Modelling Society – Gratton Field) kindly made available to BAS by the owners.  The entrance is off Bourkes Road, West, a few minutes drives west of Rosewood.  The property entrance track has a strict speed limit of 20kph, in order to minimise dust and damage to the track surface.  This limit is strickly applied – so stick to it!  The telescope setup area is on the open grassed field just to the north of the aero club buildings.  The site has excellent facilities – toilets, kitchen, refrigerator, kettle, clubhouse lounge area.  An attendance fee of $10/telescope is payable on the night.

Event start time is from around sunset.

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10 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 11 (Sunday) 6:00 am


Calvert Aero Modelling Field - Gratton Field.

Bourkes Road, West