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** Change to Ordinary Meeting Start Time **

In order to help new members and visitors feel more welcome at our Ordinary Meetings (the Friday night ones), the START time for the meetings is being moved to the earlier time of 7.30pm to allow some dedicated time for a meet-and-greet at the beginning, as well as more social time after the guest speaker.

Commencing from the 6th September meeting, the order of events at the meetings will approximately follow this pattern:

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. 

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.

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

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

 

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.

LIGHT POLLUTION EXHIBITION IN CONJUNCTION WITH IAU GA

The Inter-Division B-C Commission Protection of Existing and Potential Observatory Sites, the Commission C1- Education and development of the Astronomy, and the Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) invite all countries and astronomers to send photos for

The first e-Light Pollution photo-exhibition, a satellite event within the XXX IAU General Assembly 2018 to showcase the impact of light pollution on astronomical sites

Purpose

NEW: Deep Sky Imaging for Beginners continues - send in your photos!

NEW: Deep Sky Imaging for Beginners will be offered in sessions at the start of the next eight AI meetings. See notice for 2 May (take the link below) for how to send in your photos for possible inclusion and disucssion.

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