What we'll do
Meeting Point: Let's meet in the Corner of Spencer Street and Bourke Street (Station Side - Near the steps) at 6:00 PM and take the vline. Meeting Point Photo: https://bit.ly/2SkyVL2
Make sure you bring your Myki. Please ensure that it has atleast $14. If you have a myki pass for Zone 1/2, you will need $9.50 on your myki. Please have early dinner or carry takeway food to eat on the train.
[$10 - Regular] - A nominal organizer fee of $10/per person will apply (This is the fee over 90% of the people pay). This can be paid by cash at the meeting point. This is ideal if you are not bringing a camera as I take solo photos for everyone with the Milkyway for free. This is a great way to enjoy stargazing and look out for spectacular shooting stars.
[$20 - Astro Photographer - Limited spots] - If you are planning to take photos of the stars with your SLR/DSLR or Mirrorless camera or GoPro, a total organizer fee of $20/per person will apply. This can be paid by cash at the meeting point. Please note that the photos taken during this event may not be used for commercial use without prior approval. This is ideal if you want to try your luck with Astro Photography. You will need a tripod for long exposure shots.
Photo: One solo photo each for everyone with the Milkyway is free. For every additional photo, it is $10 per photo.
Location: For the safety of people attending the event and flexibility to change location in the last minute based on weather forecast, the location details will only be shared with people who are at the meeting point.
About: The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the most interesting naked eye sights in the night sky. We live under light-polluted skies and to see a glimpse of the Milkyway, we need to travel outside the city. Stay outside in full darkness for a few minutes, then look up. There will be a faint "river" of light crossing the sky. That's the Milky way. Full dark adaptation occurs after 30 minutes of not seeing any source of light, but this is not required for seeing our galaxy.
Sample Solo Photos:
January - http://bit.ly/2G4RflE
February - http://bit.ly/2SmF4Xh
March - http://bit.ly/2UBlXcW
April (Premium location) - http://bit.ly/2WRIZKp
April (Semi-Premium location) - https://bit.ly/2WXGTsv
June - http://bit.ly/2t2jpoM
July - http://bit.ly/2G2ucrD
August - (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2GglvcD
September (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2Snydwy
October (Regional Victoria) - http://bit.ly/2Wuw55H
November - http://bit.ly/2S2w7mE
December - N/A
We should get back to Southern Cross Station around 11:15 PM.
Important: This group is strictly not for dating. If you are found acting against this policy, you will be removed permanently from our groups. If you wish to report a member, please do send me a message. Please do not spam the event page asking people to meetup before the meeting time or promote other events during the event. Please note that the photos taken during this event may not be used for commercial use without prior approval. This event is only open to people aged 18 and over. This event is not suitable for wheelchair users
The organizer of this group cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or accidents to participants or their property on this event. By participating in this event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. By joining this event you agree to these terms.
Photos: All the photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Group (Explore Melbourne) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/exploremelb and to meetup event page few hours after the event.
Please note that the location can change based on weather conditions.