One of the things that often holds people back from exploring the wonders of the night sky is knowing where to start.
- How do I use the telescope?
- What do I look at?
- Or, what am I looking at?
These are the questions most commonly asked by people that would like to explore the wonders of our night sky, but don't know where to start. At Camp Duckadang we can provide you with a guide to help you on your journey through the night sky upon request. This will allow you to gain a greater appreciation for the wonders of the night sky.
Astronomy is a great activity for both school children and social groups to engage in while on a visit to Camp Duckadang.
The Queensland Astrofest has been the major star party in Queensland since its inception in 1993, and is open to all amateur astronomers. It is convened by the South East Queensland Astronomical Society, the Southern Astronomical Society, the Brisbane Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Association of Queensland, and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Queensland.
The Queensland Astrofest is held annually at Lions Camp Duckadang, Linville, Queensland and registrations can be made directly at www.qldastrofest.org.au Upcoming dates are:
2012: 9 - 19 August
2013: 1 - 11 August
2014: 17 - 27 July
2015: 6 - 16 August.
“Since 1993, Camp Duckadang has provided Astrofest with the ideal venue for our local and international astronomers and visitors to view the centre of the Milky Way and the Cosmos, from a Dark Sky site within easy reach of Brisbane. Along with flexible accommodation options, freshly prepared meals on site and many local attractions, Camp Duckadang has been our site of choice every year!”
Organising Secretary Queensland Astrofest 2011