Observing Nights

The Darwin Group gets together on the Saturday night closest to the New Moon for a observing session at a Dark site away from the city lights each month and encourage persons interested in Astronomy or anyone who would like to look through a large telescope to join us for an evening











Observing Nights for Schools

Thank you for all the calls expressing a interest
in the Astronomy Group doing Presentations and
Observing Nights at Schools.  Unfortunately the
Astronomy Group is not in a position to do these










Next Observing nights for 2014 scheduled are:



March 29th

April 26th

May 3rd, 24th, 31st

June 21st, 28th

July 19th, 26th

August 16th, 23rd, 30th

September 13th, 27th


Unfortunately we are now looking for a New Viewing Site, Please Contact us Prior to any Scheduled Viewing Night



For First Timers

We suggest anyone who wish's to attending a viewing night some of the things you might want or need to bring along:

  • Insect Repellent

  • Drinks

  • Snacks

  • Torch

  • Chair

For your torch's please bring some red cellophane or a paper bag and a rubber band, this is to cover your torch with red cellophane, to decrease light pollution. If you do own a set of binoculars or a telescope we encourage you to bring them as well.

Any friends or family that might wish to come.

Please, no barbecues or high powered lights, they cause light pollution and ruin observers night vision.

Contact us for further information on how to get to the dark site.

Please Note

The group is given permission to use the dark site on these nights only, please do not go out there any other night.