As of the 4th September 2015 we are still waiting for confirmation, but as you see from the numbers below Australia has smashed the current record of 3007 from Mexico…but it has to be made official by the Guinness Book of Records.
MP Karen Andrews office will let us know as soon as they do, the latest information is from the Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/events/465352910311941/
Current tally is 8366 with 38 sites having reporting evidence. There were 3 sites, which were rained out, one site which didn’t meet the Guinness requirements and several which withdrew due to logistical difficulties. We’re still waiting on evidence from other sites, which will be finalised by COB Monday when we submit our evidence pack to Guinness World Records. We’re hoping for confirmation of Australia’s newest world record by Thursday.
Please see a slideshow below of some images that I took on the night. Our Astronomy club had over 25 telescopes for people to look through…thank you to all our members, I was so proud of you all for making it such a wonderful night for everyone, Noeleen :-)
SAS website at http://sas.org.au