We invite you to join us!
for a week of observing under some of the darkest and most stunning night skies in the world!
The next OzSky Star Safaris to Australia are March 18 - 25, 2023 and then September 10 - 17, 2023.
We meet in Sydney and then head out to our dark site for seven nights under pristine Southern Skies.
Register Now to secure your place at one of the next OzSky Star Safaris.
The primary aim of the OzSky Star Safari is to provide astronomers from the Northern Hemisphere with not only a unique Australian cultural experience, but more importantly a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of the southern night skies through a number of large, high quality astronomical instruments without the need to transport one's own telescopes from one side of the world to the other.
Previously named the Deepest South Texas Star Safaris due to the majority of those attendees coming primarily from Texas, the new name "OzSky Star Safari" has now been adopted to reflect the expanding demographic of amateur and professional astronomers now attending this popular event on a regular basis.
For decades it has been considered the tractor of the Swiss watch industry - the ETA 2824-2. It was born in 1973 as ETA 2824, the genes go back to the manufacture Eterna, on whose patents and prototypes the 2824 is based. The similarity to previous generations such as the 2783 and many others cannot be hidden, but the work fulfills all the requirements of a robust workhorse. The frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour makes the movement precise and insensitive, initially 17 and later 25 jewels ensure low wear. The effective elevator with two ratchet wheels still puts corporate colleagues like the ETA 2892-A2 in the shade. One of the downsides is the less attractive appearance of the modular clockwork, which is also available as a derivative with manual fake Air King winding and in numerous variants with a tag (2834 and 2836),
The "Classic" OzSky Star Safari is held on the outskirts of Coonabarabran, NSW ("The Astronomy Capital of Australia") with the next events scheduled for the weeks of March 18 - 25, 2023 and March 8 - 15, 2024 (TBC).
The "Alumni" edition of the OzSky Star Safari is held in the pristine NSW Southern Tablelands, about 3 hours drive south west of Sydney with the next events scheduled for the weeks of September 10 - 17, 2023 and October 26 - November 2, 2024 (TBC).
For more details please use the above menu links or Register Now
to secure your place at one of the next OzSky Star Safaris.
The OzSky Star Safari is also a great way to decide on what sort of telescope might be best for you, if you're currently looking to upgrade or get your first telescope. We are obsessed with the best, which is why we are proud to showcase a wide range of Obsession Telescopes
- The Ultimate Deep Sky telescopes, combined with the power of the Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer
on nearly all of our instruments.
OzSky "Alumni" Star Safari (read more...)
Can't make it to the "Classic" OzSky Star Safari in March/April?
- Or have you already been to several "Classic" OzSky Star Safaris and you're now looking for a different time of year to explore the other half of the Southern night skies?
Why not consider an OzSky "Alumni" Star Safari
for your next observing trip!