Mar
26
Tue
iTelescope Astrophotography with Christian Sasse @ Siding Spring Observatory
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Skill Levels  – Beginners to Advanced

EVER WANTED TO PHOTOGRAPH THE NIGHT SKY USING AUSTRALIA’S HIGH-POWERED  TELESCOPES? OR USING YOUR OWN CAMERA?

WHAT WE OFFER YOU IS UNIQUE FOR $195:

✔️A marvelous guided tour of ANU’s finest research telescopes
✔️How to focus and set your camera
✔️How to remotely control iTelescope’s high grade telescopes
✔️How to find and select beautiful targets with telescopes
✔️How to compose your photographs in the dark
✔️Dinner included and meet new friends

Registration – and further details see https://www.itelescope.net/astro-masterclass

 In order to guarantee your place (limited availability), a full deposit of $195 per person will be required. This includes all costs – masterclass, telescope tour and dinner.

Join the  Masterclass with exclusive access to one of the darkest and most beautiful skies on the planet at Siding Spring, NSW Australia. Enjoy the Milky Way in full Glory!

Mar
30
Sat
iTelescope Astrophotography with Christian Sasse @ Siding Spring Observatory
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Skill Levels  – Beginners to Advanced

EVER WANTED TO PHOTOGRAPH THE NIGHT SKY USING AUSTRALIA’S HIGH-POWERED  TELESCOPES? OR USING YOUR OWN CAMERA?

WHAT WE OFFER YOU IS UNIQUE FOR $195:

✔️A marvelous guided tour of ANU’s finest research telescopes
✔️How to focus and set your camera
✔️How to remotely control iTelescope’s high grade telescopes
✔️How to find and select beautiful targets with telescopes
✔️How to compose your photographs in the dark
✔️Dinner included and meet new friends

Registration – and further details see https://www.itelescope.net/astro-masterclass

 In order to guarantee your place (limited availability), a full deposit of $195 per person will be required. This includes all costs – masterclass, telescope tour and dinner.

Join the  Masterclass with exclusive access to one of the darkest and most beautiful skies on the planet at Siding Spring, NSW Australia. Enjoy the Milky Way in full Glory!

Mar
31
Sun
Entries open for Capture the Cosmos
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm
Jacob in’t Veld Photography Exhibition Opening @ The Old Gallery, Coonabarabran
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of Coonabarabran’s Celebrations of International Dark Sky Week celebrations ‘The Old Gallery’ is delighted to be hosting a new exhibition with the photographic works of Jacob in’t Veld.

Jacob in’t Veld originates from Holland and now lives adjacent to the Warrumbungle National Park where he captures awesome images of the landscape and wildlife. Jacob has been a photographer since 1977 and likes to do things ‘really big’! His images are incredible and often pieced together to create amazing panoramas. Jacob’s exhibition will be on display at The Old Gallery for the month of April with a very special exhibition opening on Sunday 31st March from 2pm – 5pm

 

Program

2pm Opening Doors

2.30pm Pip & Deb from Mendooran’s Blue Sky Cheese will give an overview of their cheeses

3.30pm Jacob in’t Veld will speak about his works

Musician and Singer, Kira Alexander, will play in between the presentations.

Come join us for a relaxing afternoon to hear about the creative process and adventures of Jacob’s in’t Veld’s photographic works.

Discover the delicious creations of ‘Blue Sky Cheese’ with Pip and Deb guiding you through tastings of their delectable cheeses & sales​.

Enjoy the music of local musician Kira Alexander​.

Good food, beautiful images and delightful music… what more could you ask for?

$10 Entry – Tickets available from The Old Gallery​

0429 424 335 www.theoldgallery.com

Ticket includes access to cheese tasting, complimentary coffee/tea/non-alcoholic beverages

 A limited number of cheese platters will be purchasable on the day at $7 each which will include a sample of 3 cheeses – Castlereagh Camembert, Peppertree Feta and Beni Blue, plus some crackers and grapes.

Blue Sky Cheese will also have their cheeses available for tasting and purchase. Their 200g Camembert is $15, their 200g tub of Feta is $7.50 and their  50g wedge of Blue is $4.

All are handmade here in Mendooran by Pip and Deb using Dubbo’s Little Big Dairy single source local milk.

This exhibition is one of a series of events in Coonabarabran to celebrate International Dark Sky Week March 31 – April 7.

Jacob in’t Veldt Exhibition poster

 

Apr
5
Fri
Astro Photography Beginners Class – Coolah High Tops @ Coolah Tops National Park
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Astro-photography Beginners Class Coolah Tops

Afternoon/Evening course

Beginners Welcome

Learn your DSLR camera

Simple tuition and advice

$250 per person

Friday 5th April, 2019: 3pm – 6pm & 7pm – 10pm

Or 

Saturday 6th April, 2019: 3pm – 6pm & 7pm – 10pm

Coolah Tops National Park

Bookings contact Rowan on 0429 124 190 or email rowan@bestmannimagery.com

Classes are limited to 8 photographers per class. Further information on request.

Astro Photography Workshop Coolah Tops poster

‘Take Home The Sky!’ – Astro Photography Workshop in Warrumbungle National Park @ Warrumbungle NP Visitors Information Centre
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
'Take Home The Sky!' - Astro Photography Workshop in Warrumbungle National Park @ Warrumbungle NP Visitors Information Centre | New South Wales | Australia

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week by doing this unique astrophotography workshop at Warrumbungle National Park. It’s Australia’s only Dark Sky Park.  

When
Friday 5 April 2019, 4pm to 9pm
Where
Warrumbungle Visitor CentreWarrumbungle National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Easy. Suitable for adults and children (14 years and over).
Price
Adult/child (14 years and over) $60 per person. Dinner included.
Meeting point
Warrumbungle Visitor Centre
What to 
bring
Suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, insect repellant
Bookings
Bookings required. Email or call Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.
Please note

You’ll need to bring a few things with you:

  • Your camera and its instruction manual.
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Headlamp or torch, preferably red. If needed, this can be achieved with several layers of red cellophane.
  • Cable release or remote control to suit your camera. These are available online and aren’t expensive.
  • Downloaded camera app, if available
  • Chair or cushion to sit on when doing outside photography
  • Laptop computer optional.

Dinner will be provided. Let us know any dietary requirements when booking.  

Join award-winning photographer Brad LeBroque for an introduction to astrophotography. You’ll gain the know-how, ability and achievement of taking your very own dark sky image!

  • We’ll begin at Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, with a 90-min workshop focusing on preparing your equipment.
  • We’ll break for dinner.
  • Then we’ll start taking photos, either at the visitor centre, or we’ll walk 1km to Whitegum lookout.

Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran, is the first Dark Sky Park in the southern hemisphere. It’s the ideal place to learn about photographing the incredible night sky.

It’s a good idea to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. 

Warrumbungle campgrounds, Blackman and Balor Hut, are ideal places to sleep under the stars. There are also great hikes to tackle, like the challenging Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. It’s a 14.5km loop track, famous for its vistas of rugged volcanic landscape. Whitegum lookout is a shorter stroll. It’s a nice picnic spot and an easier way to take in the Warrumbungle landscape. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info 

Apr
6
Sat
Astro Photography Beginners Class – Coolah High Tops @ Coolah Tops National Park
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Astro-photography Beginners Class Coolah Tops

Afternoon/Evening course

Beginners Welcome

Learn your DSLR camera

Simple tuition and advice

$250 per person

Friday 5th April, 2019: 3pm – 6pm & 7pm – 10pm

Or 

Saturday 6th April, 2019: 3pm – 6pm & 7pm – 10pm

Coolah Tops National Park

Bookings contact Rowan on 0429 124 190 or email rowan@bestmannimagery.com

Classes are limited to 8 photographers per class. Further information on request.

Astro Photography Workshop Coolah Tops poster

International Dark Sky Week Party @ Coonabarabran Race Course
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2357 Partnerships Inc. are delighted to be partnering with a variety of community groups and businesses to bring you the final celebration event for International Dark Sky Week here in Coonabarabran.

Please register for the number of people that will be coming with you to this event to assist us with catering. 

The event will commence at 6pm and will go until after dark. 

Wear star and space themed outfits for a whole lot of fun… as we celebrate the fact that we are right on the edge of Australia’s only IDA recognised Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park!

Food & Drinks
Coonabarabran Jockey Club are hosting this special event and providing full bar facilities as well as the venue. 

Coonabarabran High School P&C will be bringing you a variety of International dishes, which you can pay $5 per serve. All funds from the meals will go towards fund raising for Coonabarabran High School.

The team from Pilliga Pottery will be selling their delicious gelato for dessert.

Free Activities – Movies, Night sky viewing, Games & Activities

Movie Screening ‘Saving the Dark’ internationally acclaimed movie will be screened for free thanks to our sponsors.

The Astronomical Society of Coonabarabran will be setting up a collection of telescopes so participants can view different aspects of our awesome night sky.

Coonabarabran Girl Guides are hosting a variety of children’s activities… including creating comets to fly through the air, games and more.

International Dark Sky Week Poster

Jun
5
Wed
Astro Dreamers Workshop
Jun 5 all-day
Astro Dreamers Workshop

Join Scenic Dreams Photography in Coonabarabran – The stargazing capital of Australia on the 5th of July 2019 for an out of this world experience. Covering the a to z of astrophotography, feel confident with your camera as you venture out into the night to capture the Milky Way.

See details on: 

https://www.astrodreamersworkshops.com/collections/workshops/products/coonabarabran-astrophotography-workshop-05-07-2019

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1
Thu
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