ASA approved Designated optical observatory DO3-49

Bookings

 

Book your own night for 1 to 6 people for $50- limit restrictions in place due to covid-19

Open nights are once a month and $5 per person.Evening viewing begins between 6:00 & 7:00pm unless prearranged

We're situated on top of the Blackall Range in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The observatory is located in the grounds of the Mapleton state School ~ next to the IGA & service stations driveway.

For last minute open night weather enquires ring the observatory on 07 54 761183(home) or 07-54 563315 Observatory

please note this is a not for profit facility and remember to pay the open night modest fee

THE OPEN NIGHT IS ON THE 21ST AUGUST AT 6;30pm

ASTRONOMY EVENTS 

The Mapleton Observatory OPEN NIGHTS ~

PRIVATE NIGHTS FOR SMALL GROUPS ONLY.

The inside telescope does have restricted space so please be aware of your distancing .

Contact LAINIE on 07 54761183 Email adelain1@bigpond.com

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Date

OPEN NIGHTS AND PRIVATE BOOKINGS NAMES & DATES BELOW ARE ALREADY TAKEN

START TIMES

AUGUST 2 ND CELESTE FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 3RD DEB FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 4TH HANNAH FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 5TH LYDIA FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 6TH OPEN NIGHT cancelled due to poor weather conditions FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 7TH SACH FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 8TH MAPLETON KINDY[MARGARET] FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 10-11-12-13TH CLOSED DURING FULL MOON CLOSED 
AUGUST 14TH MICHELLE B FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 17TH TARYN FROM 6:00 PM  
AUGUST 19TH CHARLOTTE B FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 20TH DANILLE FROM 6:15 PM  
AUGUST 21ST OPEN NIGHT FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 23RD SUE FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 24TH CLOSED  
AUGUST 26TH JAKE FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 27TH PAYTON FROM 6:30 PM  
AUGUST 30TH COSMIC KIDS FROM 6:00 PM  
SEPTEMBER1ST MAPLETON KINDY[JULIE] FROM 6:00 PM  
SEPTEMBER 2ND DANIEL B FROM 6:00 PM  
SEPTEMBER 3RD MONTESSORI NATHALA (15) FROM 6:00 PM  
SEPTEMBER 4TH OPEN NIGHT FROM 6:00 PM  
SEPTEMBER 5TH MELANIE [EDMOND RICE FLEXI SCHOOL] FROM 6:30 PM  
SEPTEMBER 8-9-10-11TH CLOSED DURING FULL MOON CLOSED  
SEPTEMBER 17TH PRIZ FROM 6:30 PM  
SEPTEMBER 21ST TRUDY FROM 6:30 PM  
SEPTEMBER 24TH DENNIS F & FAMILY FROM 6:30 PM  
SEPTEMBER 25TH DEB & FAMILY FROM 6:30 PM  
SEPTEMBER 30TH KELLY FROM 6:30 PM  
OCTOBER 1ST CLOSED  
OCTOBER 2ND COCO GYMPIE HOME-SCHOOL FROM 6:30 PM  
OCTOBER 7-8-9-10TH CLOSED DURING FULL MOON CLOSED  
OCTOBER 16TH OPEN NIGHT FROM 6:30 PM  
OCTOBER 27TH COSMIC KIDS FROM 6:30 PM  
NOVEMBER 6-7-8-9TH CLOSED DURING FULL MOON CLOSED  
NOVEMBER 20TH OPEN NIGHT FROM 7.30 PM  
NOVEMBER CLOSED FROM THE 24TH TO 29TH CLOSED  
DECEMBER 17TH DAVID FROM 7:30 PM  
DECEMBER 30TH OPEN NIGHT FROM 7:00 PM  
JANUARY 29TH OPEN NIGHT FROM 7.00 PM  

For bookings and/or enquiries about the Mapleton Observatory, please contact LAINIE- telephone 07-54761183 - email adelain1@bigpond.com

We hold one OPEN NIGHT each month. There is no need to book for this night - just turn up.

Open nights start at sunset and run for a couple of hours, all for the modest cost of $5 each.

We are also open for private bookings. The fee structure is $5 per head with a minimum fee of $50. School groups are $4 a head.

The difference between open nights and booked nights is that on open nights you may only get to see a couple of night sky objects.

On booked nights you get to see a lot more,We look at deep sky images as well as any lunar and planetary subjects that are visible on the night.

The operator will take you outside and give a tour of the night sky, using a laser pointer to help you see different things of interest.

 

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