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19 December Astroimaging Meeting Cancelled

Geoff says that the meeting scheduled on December 19 is too deep into the silly season. This meeting has been deleted from the calendar. 

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:


Revised calendar for 2018

Hi folks,


Just a quick update in case you are still following the original one-page PDF calendar for 2018. The committee agreed to cut some meeting dates approaching the end of the year. Consequently, the meetings set down for this Friday, 21st September, and the 12th October have been removed from the calendar.


The remaining ordinary meeting dates for this year are 19th October and 16th November. Information about these meetings is available on the website here:

Crago Observatory Status Updates on Facebook

Crago Observatory has a new Facebook page:

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:

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

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.


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


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.

Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

The ASNSW now has a formal policy that applies to Committee members, all regular members, visitors and volunteers and outlines members' rights and responsibilites and unacceptable conduct with regard to discrimination and harassment. Please take the time to review the policy at:


2018 Renewals and Yearbooks - Grace Period ends 31 March

Hi folks,

Time to renew for 2018 if you haven't already renewed. Check if you are up to date by making sure that you are logged in and clicking "Renew membership" on the left-hand block of the home page. It shows your paid-to date in the green band at the top.

Renewing online is easy. Click on the "Renew membership" link in the left-hand block of the home page, fill in the boxes, check your details and follow the payment instructions. There is a step-by-step guide here:

Simplified Renewals for Multiple Memberships (yours and "Related")

From 2016, a new field has been added to the Memberhip Renewal page to allow you to renew for any number of other related members (full, associate or student) at the same time as you do your own renewal. The field is for a $26 payment. Select 1 unit for a related student or associate member and 2 units for a related full member. Note that this process is NOT automatic and database updates to the related memberships must be made manually by the treasurer, so I need to have your relationships on record. However, this does streamline the renewal process at your end.


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