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School Field Nights

The Southern Astronomical Society has always been committed in sharing the knowledge of the night sky with the next generation. If you are a teacher or educator and would like to hold a field night at your school or community group, than please contact the outreach coordinator Noeleen Lowndes with your request. (Please go to the contacts page)

To help you with your request, please note a few things to keep in mind when planing an astronomy night for your students. It’s best to have at least a five-day-old waxing Moon or a planet in the sky at the time of your event. Having these celestial objects in the night sky will make your student’s field night a lot more rewarding and exciting.

Please allow at least 6 weeks notice, this is to give the committee enough time to organise our members to participate at your astronomy event and to make sure that the Moon will be in the correct phase for viewing.

There is a very modest cost of $2 per child or $5 per family that helps with the cost of running our astronomy club. I’m sure all your students will enjoy there evening looking through our telescopes at the wonders of the night sky.

Our Society holds at least two to three FREE public field nights during the year for the community, so please regularly check our events calendar for the details.

~ Colin Drescher with his large binoculars ~

~ Colin Drescher with his large binoculars ~

~ Noeleen showing students the night sky ~

 Noeleen Lowndes showing students the night sky 

~ Even teachers enjoy an astronomy night ~

~ Even teachers enjoy an astronomy night ~

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