Astrofest 2014

Astrofest 2014 will be held at Lions Camp Duckadang near Linville, between Friday 18th July 2014 and Sunday 27th July 2014.  The registrations for this year's event are now open.  

For information about our speakers, please see the Speakers page.

 

Gates open 9am Friday morning (after the Registrar can finish breakfast!).  Please note, access to the site will not be available after dusk each night.

In case of emergency, you can contact the Committee via the phone at Ruby House: (07) 5424 8173.

 

Please note: Online registrations close at midday on Monday 14 July 2014.  After that time, the Registrar will not have time to process registrations prior to leaving ofr Duckadang.

And also please remember that the Registrar does not have Internet access at Duckadang, so emails sent after midday on Wednesday are unlikely to be read until after Astrofest is over!

 

You can access the registration booklet here

 

2014 Sponsors

2014 continued the tradition of an exciting pool of raffle prizes, provided by our fantastic sponsors.


Sponsoring Organisations in 2014

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  • MajorSponsor
  • AstroShop are specialist supplier of high quality telescopes, binoculars and accessories including major brands such as Vixen (Japan) Sky-Watcher, Saxon telescopes, XAGYL and Farpoint astronomy accessories, DayStar H-alpha solar filters and telescopes, Thousand Oaks optical dew heaters and white light filters plus Baader products,high end  Moravian Instruments CCD cameras, William Optics, JMI, Hotech, ProStar
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    • MajorSponsor
  • AstroVisuals are sup[pliers of Astronomy Apps, Calendars, DVDs & Sky and Moon Maps.
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  • Software Bisque manufacture the Paramount range of mounts.
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  • The Binocular and Telescope Shop is a retail store specializing in high quality optical products.  We have a large and diverse range and enjoy assisting our customers to purchase the products best suited to their requirements. Our Philosophy "Good quality sells itself." We believe this is true. 
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  • Starlight Instruments are makers of fine focusers and telescope adapters of all kinds.
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  • Jim's Mobile Incorporated (JMI Telescopes) provide a wide variety of telescopes and accessories.
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  • Telegizmos supply a wide variety of accessories, including their range of telescope covers.
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  • Now under new management, Sirius Optics continues the tradition as a long time supporter of Queensland Astrofest, and supply a wide range of telescopes and accessories.   
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    • MajorSponsor
  • Astro Pete's Cafe & Telescopes retails a wide variety of telescopes and NASA memorabilia, holds regular telescope viewing nights and also has a fantastic cafe which provides food and excellent coffee.
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  • Gondwana Telescopes is the creation of long time amateur astronomer Alexander Massey. Alex has been a keen visual observer since he got his first little 2" refractor over thirty years ago. He has also had a passion for visual art, and astronomy and art found a natural partnership with Alex
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  • Australian SKy & Telescope is the major astronomical publication for amateurs in this country.
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  • STAR Atlas:PRO™ is a spectacular Planetarium and Star Atlas packed with features for astronomers and stargazers of all levels. Find the location of countless celestial objects in no time at all, display and print detailed star charts, point 'n click to control your telescope, plan observations, dozens more features. Visit
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  • Cambridge University Press are suppliers of scientific texts.
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Other Sponsorships in 2014

 

Winners

Here are the winners from 2014.

Sponsor Prize Winner
Sirius Optics Meade Lightswitch LS6 telescope Marina Delac
My Astro Shop Polarie camera tracking mount Earl Henderson
Starlight Instruments Gift Voucher $US 200 Mark Gasiorowski
My Astro Shop Beginner's Pack Tony Samson
Paul Mayo Star Atlas Pro Tony Piccini
Paul Mayo Star Atlas Pro Rob Flatman
Odusseus Publishing AS&T subscription & items Bob Rose
QAF Committee Mease 25mm eyepiece Darren Horvath
QAF Committee Camera Tripod Louie da Fly 
QAF Committee Protective Case Mark Gasiorowski
My Astro Shop Sky Atlas Kay da Fly
Software Bisque Voucher $US 99 Michael Tubby
JMI Mobile Voucher $US 50 Ray Johnson
JMI Mobile  Voucher $US 25 David O'Driscoll
Telegizmos Voucher $US 50 Tony Piccini
Gondwana Telescopes Astronomical Sketch Renato Langersek
Gondwana Telescopes Astronoimical Sketch John Hughes
Cambridge University Press Book Michael Tubby
Cambridge University Press Book John Hughes
Cambridge University Press Book David Landridge
Cambridge University Press Book Louie da Fly
Cambridge University Press Book Bob Grimes
Cambridge University Press Book Tony Radloff
ATMQ Mystery Prize Renato Langersek
Bintel Astrophotography How To DVDs Ken Wishaw
Bintel Astrophotography How To DVDs Geoff Biggs
QAF Committee Oven Mitts! Alison Beck
QAF Committee Icecream Ben Wishaw
Bob Grimes Digital Radio Ray Johnson
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Baillie Grimes
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Gabriel Horvath
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Ray Johnson
     

 

 

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