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VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party

2008

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.


go to VicSouth 2007

go to VicSouth 2009