The Big Aussie Starhunt starts this Saturday (August 15)! The Big Aussie Starhunt is a Australia wide event to get people more familiar with our wonderful night sky, and to raise awareness of light pollution. All you have to do is count how many stars you can see in Scorpius during Science Week (15 – 23 August 2009). There is even a competition you can enter and win. As well, with with Jupiter at opposition it's a great time to do some star gazing anyway (maybe hold an impromptu Star Party).
As well as the starhunt, there is a wealth of information and resources on our skies and how to observe them.