Australian Science Communicators SA members, families and friends; the general public;
teachers and students are welcome to join us as we visit the best equipped
school observatory in South Australia located just 20 minutes from the Adelaide
Our visit will
highlight the work done at the observatory; provide a tour of the facility; and
offer the opportunity to look through the telescopes at a number of objects in
the night sky.
Saturday April 20 at 7:00
are limited so bookings are essential.
Modbury Heights, SA 5092
The car park is
situated off Augusta Street, see the map in the link above for the observatory.
Walk across the
school playing fields to the observatory buildings – please do not drive on the
$5 for ASC members
$10 for non-members
raised will go to the STAR group - a volunteer organisation comprised of school
students, parents and interested members of the community that operates and
maintains the facility.
Notes: The Heights Observatory is a purpose built facility consisting of two
buildings. The Papaelia Observatory is a traditional domed observatory housing a
355mm (14") Meade LX200 GPS ACF Schmidt Cassegrain telescope while the adjacent
Ingham rooms are a flat top retractable roof observatory housing a high quality
315mm (12.5") Ritchey–Chrétien Cassegrain telescope from Optical Guidance System
and a. small classroom. The Observatory also has a 405mm (16") Meade
Light-Bridge Dobsonian, a 255mm (10") GSO Dobsonian, and 80mm Celestron
NextSTAR GT GOTO scope. It has a QHY8 cooled CCD camera and Canon 40D DSLR
camera for astronomical imaging.
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