Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
Visit to the
Friday, 10 December
at the Stockport Observatory
- A viewing night for AIP-SA members has been arranged at the Stockport Observatory on the night of Friday December 10th. 1999. There will be a fee of $5 for each participant to cover expenses of the observatory. (It is assumed that members will arrange their own transport to the site.) The event will be cancelled if the weather forecast (for Stockport) is not satisfactory.
Stockport Observatory is owned by the Astronomical Society of South Australia. It is located in the small town of Stockport (6kms North-East of Hamley Bridge) approximately 70 kms north of Adelaide. The observatory houses a 0.5 metre Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope which was built with the assistance of the state's Jubilee 150 Board in 1986. Stockport Observatory provides a convenient astronomical facility away from the light pollution which surrounds Adelaide. The telescope is equipped with a computer controlled drive, a photometer and an ST-6 CCD camera.
- To get to the Stockport Observatory, first drive along Main North Road towards Gawler, taking the bypass around the town and then the turn off towards Tarlee. Next take the sealed road (just after Templers) to Hamley Bridge. A sign within Hamley Bridge will direct you to Stockport - follow the sealed road all the way into Stockport. In Stockport, cross the bridge and turn left onto Observatory Road - look out for the domes. A map is available at:
- There will be a fee of $5 for each participant to cover expenses of the observatory.
- Dr Laurence Campbell
- Stockport Observatory:
- 8528 2284 (Note: This number is only for late on the day of the event)
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Stewart V. Wright
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