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Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 21-23 October 2022

Day/TimeModuleInstructor
Friday 21 October
2pm
Conference registration opens in Commodore’s Room, RNZYS
2:30 – 2:45 pmWelcoming address, Commodore’s RoomJohn Hearnshaw
2:45 – 4:00 pmIntroductions for participants
4:00 – 5:15 pmOverview of astro-tourism and dark sky places in New ZealandNalayini Davies
5:15 – 6:30 pmHow binoculars and telescopes work and how to use a telescopeJohn Drummond
6:30 – 7:30 pmReception in Members’ Lounge, RNZYS
7:30 – 8:30 pmDinner Break
8.30pmAstro-Tour with telescopes: location One Tree Hill Domain near
Stardome Observatory (weather permitting)
and/or The Lives Of The Stars
Gareth Davies
John Hearnshaw
Saturday 22 October
9am
Our place in the Universe Nalayini Davies
10.30amMorning tea/coffee break
11amCoordinates and time in astronomy John Hearnshaw
12.30pmLunch Break
2pmPrincipal objects to look at for astro-tourists Alan Gilmore
3pmAfternoon tea/coffee break
3.30pmThe astronomy equipment for youGareth Davies
4:15 pmTechniques of astro-photographyJohn Drummond
5:00 – 6:15 pmWorkshop:
Option 1: Hands-On Astro-photography
Option 2: Setting up an Astro-tourism Business

John Drummond
Nalayini Davies
6:15 – 6:30 pmAstronomy outreach – 20 tips to remember Gareth Davies
6:30 pmDinner Break
8.30pmAstro-Tour with telescopes: location One Tree Hill Domain near
Stardome Observatory (weather permitting)
and/or The Lives Of The Stars
Gareth Davies & Alan Gilmore
John Hearnshaw
Sunday 23 October 9amNaming of stars and celestial objects John Hearnshaw
10.30amMorning tea/coffee break
11amMaori astronomy and Matariki TBA
11:50amBeauty in the Stars: A Journey through the Cosmos Steve Chadwick
12.45pmLunch Break
2pmNotes for astro-tour guides Alan Gilmore
3pmAfternoon tea/coffee break
3.30pmUseful books, publications and software for night sky guides All Instructors
4.30pmPresentation of AAA Certificates to participants
5pmClose

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