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NSW Government Legislation Page: https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/

Specific COVID-19 information:

The public health order relating to restrictions on gathering and movement: (commenced 31 March 2020): https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/_emergency/Public%20Health%20(COVID-19%20Restrictions%20on%20Gathering%20and%20Movement)%20Order%202020.pdf

Meetings, Star Party, Wiruna and Crago Observing cancelled in response to the Public Health Order of 30 March 2020

Dear Members and Visitors,

All the Society's activities have been suspended in response to the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020, under the Public Health Act 2010, issued by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research on 30th March 2020.

Wiruna CLOSED until further notice - updated 30th March

Dear Members,
In light of the pandemic and the recent advice to avoid all unnecessary outings, the ASNSW managment committee has decided that Wiruna will remain closed until further notice. 

Cheers
Lesa

 

South Pacific Star Party cancelled due to pandemic

COVID-19 and the South Pacific Star Party

At its meeting on 18th March 2020, the ASNSW committee decided to cancel this year's star party. Participants have been contacted by email regarding refunds. 

Yours sincerely,
The ASNSW management committee

Crago observatory CLOSED until further notice - updated 19 March 2020

Following on from the fires, and the heavy rain that caused some damage to the observatory, the world is now in the grip of a pandemic. Hence, Crago Observatory remains closed until futher notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Total Fire Bans and fire management at ASNSW sites

Fire ratings and declarations of Total Fire Ban may affect the operations at Crago Observatory and at Wiruna. 

CRAGO: Visitors to Crago Observatory should always check the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CragoObs/) for status updates on the afternoon of the observing session. These updates will include closure due to weather, fire risk or any other reason. 

ASNSW 2020 Calendar now available

To download a one-page calendar, view the online colour clickable calendar or find the links to subscribe to calendar feeds, click here:

http://www.asnsw.com/node/1170

Bush Fire Danger Period at Wiruna from 1/9/2019

BEFORE YOU LIGHT THAT FIRE, READ: LIGHTING A FIRE - QUICK FACTS

The Bush Fire Danger Period has already started in the Mid-Western Regional Council district, including Wiruna. See:

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/our-districts/cudgegong/latest-news/2019-20-fire-season-starts-early-fire-permit-suspended

Wiruna fees to increase

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.

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