Byron Bay, New South Wales
We hope to attract a few more telescopes and visitors via the local media and various contacts. We will
probably be close the beach somewhere as this is where most people are if its a fine clear night - lets hope so. Count
us IN we love it. Philip Hood and Marie Whealing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sutherland, New South Wales
Sutherland Astronomical Society Inc. (SASI) will definitely be joining the International Sidewalk Astronomy Night on the
streets of the Sutherland Shire in some capacity. We have yet to decide upon a precise venue but I would imagine that it is
likely we would set up near the seaside at Cronulla as many people walk along the promenade there.
Muswellbrook - New South Wales
Hello Sidewalk Astronemers!!
We (one good suggestion) are an australian rock band with an almost unhealthy lifelong obsession for learning about,
and viewing the rest of the universe!
We have often contemplated taking our telescopes to our gigs to show willing audience members some of
what is outside their loungeroom at night. However we have never had the extra time and motivation needed, so International
Sidewalk Astronomy Night is the perfect opportunity for us to share the view!
On May 19 we are playing under 18s show at the PCYC in Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia, where we will
be inviting people to look through our two telescopes outside before and after the show. We intend to
view jupiter and saturn because of their timely appearances on the night.
We would be delighted to be associated with International Sidewalk Astronomy Night, so any extra info would be greatly
Joe Learmont and ONE GOOD SUGGESTION!
The Astronomical Association of Queensland will be holding a public event. For more information, contact Max Kilmister
Event to be held in Gembrook in the outer eatern suburbs of Melbourne Email contact: email@example.com Telescopes provided.
I hope it is a world wide success. I have spoken to our local papers and coverage will be given. Regards, Paul
Count us in for ISAN! We here at the Bendigo and District Astronomical Society have been
doing sidewalk nights for the past 8 months or so and find it very rewarding and a great way of taking astronomy to the people!
On the 19th we will be at various locations around Bendigo, depending on the number of members and supporters we can
get, so people can phone 0400 712 883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details closer to the date.
Well done to you for organizing such an event and I'm sure it will be a huge
success. Getting local media behind it is the key and we find that they are more than eager to promote such nights. Our first
two nights we had over 200 people turn up thanks to media exposure! Cheers, Craig Kendal
Karratha, Western Australia
I am taking part in the Sidewalk Astronomy Night and plan to take my scope to a local youth centre so that
it's visitors can have a look at the Pilbara Night sky in more detail. Karratha is a small but growing town on the coast of
a very remote region of Northwestern Australia called the Pilbara. Unfortunately there is no Astronomy Club here,
but I am trying to get a group going where people can meet together on a monthly basis. I plan on using Sidewalk
Astronomy Night as a means of promoting astronomy in the region and hope to get a story in the local
paper promoting the event.