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27th South Pacific Star Party (2019) photos now available

27th South Pacific Star Party (2019) photos by Brad Le Broque are available here.

Introduction to Astronomy Online - Parts 5 and 6 now available!

 Some progress has been made on the online offering: Introduction to Astronomy Online (I2AO).

The main index is here: http://www.asnsw.com/node/28

The new short sections cover observing planets, safely observing transits of the Sun by the inner planets (Part 5), plus a couple of catalogues and how to plan an observing session (Part 6). 

PDF of "The Great Star Catalogue" now available

Toner Stevenson presented a talk earlier this year, titled "The Great Star Catalogue: Australia's contribution 1887 - 1964". She has provided us with a PDF version of the talk and links to her related publications. These are available on the ASNSW website here: http://www.asnsw.com/node/1532

We are grateful to Toner for making this information available to our members. 

AGM 9 August 2019 - Committee Nomination Form

Take this link to the committee nomination form.

Take this link to the AGM webpage

Dates set for next Star Party: 21 - 24 May 2020

The next annual South Pacific Star Party will be held 21 - 24 May 2020. General information about the star party is here: http://www.asnsw.com/node/712

Registration will open sometime in February 2020 and there will be a two-week registration period. Advice on specific dates will be emailed to all our database contacts in February 2020.

Entries in the T-shirt competition should be submitted to committee@asnsw.com before the end of February 2020. 

Revision to calendar - July meeting moved back one week to 19th July

Hi folks,

The meeting originally scheduled for 12th July has been MOVED to 19th July and will be followed by observing on the field behind the ECC. No prizes for guessing why! Full details will appear on the website in due course. The revised calendar for 2019 may be found here: http://www.asnsw.com/node/1170

Cheers!

Crago Observatory Status Updates on Facebook

Crago Observatory has a new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CragoObs/

This page will be updated regarding whether or not the observatory will be open on the scheduled observing nights. Observing may be cancelled if it is raining or cloudy. Please check after 4pm on the relevant night. Scheduled observing sessions are listed here: http://www.asnsw.com/node/745

and impending sessions show up on the right-hand-side of the home page.

2018 Christmas BBQ at Crago Observatory - 24 November

The Christmas Barbecue at Crago on 24 November this year is a free event. Please book online before 16 November so that we have catering numbers.

The registration page and further details may be found here:

http://www.asnsw.com/civicrm/event/info?id=29&reset=1

 

Crago Session for 1st September - CANCELLED

Hi All,

I'm cancelling the Crago session on 1st of September for maintenance. We've had some long-standing issues with the electronics which we ghope to rectify over the weekend.

The session on 29th September will go ahead as planned. Hope to see you then!

AGM 24th August 2018

Friday 24th August 2018 - 8:00pm

Topic:  Annual General Meeting
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping

At the AGM, annual reports are presented and election of office-bearers and ordinary committee members takes place.

Nominations may be submitted on paper or by email but must be received by the Secretary by 4pm Friday 27th July 2018.

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