The 2013 Astrofest Registration Booklet is available for those who would like to download it in advance here: Download PDF
Anthony Wesley has graciously agreed to be our special guest speaker for the 2013 Astrofest. He will be speaking on Saturday Afternoon on the topic of "The Changing Face of Amateur Planetary Imaging, and Amateur/Professional Collaboration".
Anthony has been involved in planetary imaging since the great Mars opposition of 1984. In 2003 he changed to a modern webcam and laptop and every year since then he has found ways to improve the quality of images that he captures. His passion for imaging the planets in our solar system leads him to spend many hours recording video on Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - all of which have thrown up surprises in the last four years. As part of this ongoing imaging campaign he has also established relationships with many professional planetary scientists and contributed images to papers that have been published in professional journals such as Nature. In 2012 Anthony was recipient of the Berenice and Arthur Page medal which is administered by the Astronomical Society of Australia.
This talk will cover the changing nature of planetary imaging, both optical and electronic hardware and software, with some personal anecdotes and lots of pretty pictures :-)
The nights of 2 - 10 August 2013 will see the 21st Queensland Astrofest. Come join us at Camp Duckadang for the 20th Anniversary Event.
Registration is now closed. See you at Astrofest!
Welcome to the new Queensland Astrofest website. If you would like to look at information from previous years, it is available here.