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Wiruna Opening and COVID-19 Safety Plan - 1 June 2020

Dear Members, 

Dear Members,
As anticipated, we are now able to reopen Wiruna, subject to certain conditions. The committee has completed a COVID-19 Safety Plan for Wiruna. The detailed Safety Plan is available here and you are encouraged to read it.

What's your view on this website?

Hi Everyone,

I'm curious about what members think of the ASNSW website.

It's been an ok tool, but wondering if we could do more for our members, especially those not based in, or close to, Sydney.

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Dear Members,

 

Links to NSW Public Health Orders and information pages

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.

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

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