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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

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

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.

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