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006 AstroPodcast – SPSP 2012

22 Apr 2012, 10:48 UTC
006 AstroPodcast – SPSP 2012
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This week AstroPodcast visits the 20th South Pacific Star Party held at “Wiruna”, Ilford, NSW – some 3 and a bit hours south of Coonabarabran. Allison talks to Don Whiteman one of the founders of the event from the ASNSW (Astronomical Society of NSW)  as well as some of the winners in the telescope building category. If you have always wondered what a star party is like then listen in.
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Winning mount - click for larger image
 
Chris Beamond Winning Entry
Alan Cairncross and his entry
Show Links
Wiruna
Don Whiteman
Bintel
Les Sara
1st South Pacific Star Party
Richard Berry
David Kreig
Obsession Telescopes
PortaBall
Ron Ravneberg
Thane Bopp
Boppian Telescope
Ilford Community Hall
David Malin
Max Gardner
Bells Line of Road
Chris Ross
sago snow
sky quality meter
Prize list from SPSP #12 (I won the LX200)
Dr Miriam Baltuck
Professor Ed Stone
Mike Smith (left)
Caroline Porco
cold cameras
gas hyper-sensitization
Ronchi testing
Joe Cauchi
Scott Mellish Astronomy Sketch of the Day
Scott Mellish in the snow
Lyrids April 2012
 This week AstroPodcast visits the 20th South Pacific Star Party held at "Wiruna", Ilford, NSW - some 3 and a bit hours south of Coonabarabran. Allison talks to Don Whiteman one of the founders of the event from the ASNSW (Astronomical Society of NSW)  as well as some of the winners in the telescope building category. If you have always wondered what a star party is like then listen in.

 

Show Links
Wiruna

Don Whiteman

Bintel

Les Sara

1st South Pacific Star Party

Richard Berry

David Kreig

Obsession Telescopes

PortaBall

Ron Ravneberg

Thane Bopp

Boppian Telescope

Ilford Community Hall

David Malin

Max Gardner

Bells Line of Road

Chris Ross

sago snow

sky quality meter

Prize list from SPSP #12 (I won the LX200)

Dr Miriam Baltuck

Professor Ed Stone

Mike Smith (left)

Caroline Porco

cold cameras

gas hyper-sensitization

Ronchi testing

Joe Cauchi

Scott Mellish Astronomy Sketch of the Day

Scott Mellish in the snow

Lyrids April 2012

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