Explore Dark Skies and Southern Stars

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Explore Dark Skies and Southern Stars

, Explore the Southern Stars from kunanyi / Mt Wellington

Join us at the Springs on kunanyi / Mt Wellington to learn about our southern stars, selected events will include telescopes and traditional palawa / Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural sharing.

We will explore the southern night sky, starting with the Moon and our solar system. Depending on the time of year we may be able to see other planets of our solar system. Then we’ll look further out to the milky way and into deep space.

We will spend an extended period outside in the cold and advise you pack all your warmest clothing.

The following dates will include collaborations with the Astronomical Society of Tasmania and palawa community members.

palawa culture:
23rd of April, 14th of May, 9th of July, 13th of August, 10th of September
Astronomical Society:
March 26th, May 21st,  July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th

The Details

  • Tour duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance <100m
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Effort Easy
  • Hot drinks and treats included
  • Warm fire in winter
  • Please bring a torch, face mask, warm clothing and a pair of binoculars if you have them.
  • Fingers crossed for clear skies, we should know by ~5pm if the tour needs to be cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

Transport
No included – please meet at the Springs in front of Lost Freight Cafe

The Details

tour duration

1.5 hours

walk duration

NA

distance

<100m

elevation gain

0m

difficulty

Easy

effort

Easy

offered

Saturday Evenings

price

$50

transport

By request, meet at the springs in front of Lost Freight Cafe

catered meals and snacks

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and gourmet treats

choose this walk if

You want to learn about the southern night sky

fitness level required

Basic / Low

family friendly?

Yes

essential personal gear

Raincoat, drink bottle, warm layers, torch, personal medication, Binoculars (optional)

requirement for doctor's letter

NA

appropriate footwear 

NA

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