october, 2023

14oct5:00 pm8:30 pmCalvert 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.

  • maximum of 30 participants
  • wide social distancing telescope setup spacing

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 areas are the open grassed carpark and flight field adjacent to 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 and extend until sunrise the next day.

On-site camping is permissible, but bring everything you need.

BAS will also trial conducting dark-sky evenings on the same dates as Calvery, but located at Cunningham Lookout, just west of Warrill View.

Please email our event coordinator, John,   darksky@bas.asn.au   to join the email list for updates.

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(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Calvert Aero Modelling Field - Gratton Field.

Bourkes Road, West