VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
Download Leon Geljon's video slideshow of his VicSouth 2008 trip (105MB wmv).
Download Phil Hart's time-lapse video of Saturday evening at VicSouth 2008 (169MB avi).
Download a time-lapse video of Blair Lade's stars and lightning photos (8MB avi).
2008 was the first year a few of us walked to the top of Mt Arapiles. And 2008 was also the first year we faced the prospect of an evacuation caused by a bushfire. Fortunately nobody died of exhaustion going up the mountain, and the local firefighters were able to keep the bushfire well away from the Lodge.
Our route to the top of Mt Arapiles wasn't this difficult....
Unfortunately the high-altitude winds brought the bushfire smoke back over the Lodge on Saturday afternoon! Larger image.
Most of the people made it into this 2008 group photo. Click here for larger image.
Getting the telescopes ready, just after sunset.
Phil used this SLR digital camera to create a time-lapse video of Saturday evening at VicSouth 2008 (169MB avi).
Nina contemplates a crescent moon paired with Venus, as twilight fades to night.
Angela tries some weightlifting with an iron meteorite.
Some of the local inhabitants check out the main observing field.
Mallee flowers in Little Desert National Park.
Flowers in Little Desert National Park.
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