november, 2023

04nov(nov 4)5:00 pm05(nov 5)5:00 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.

  • 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,   to join the email list for updates.

Google maps location: here

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4 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 5:00 am


Calvert Aero Modelling Field - Gratton Field.

Bourkes Road, West