You are here

Blogs

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

27th South Pacific Star Party (2019) photos now available

27th South Pacific Star Party (2019) photos by Brad Le Broque are available here.

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

Pages

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer