NSAS starts off August with the annual BBQ, which will be on Sunday the 5th at 1200 noon, location the Fr Mac Pavillion at St Ignatius. If you’d like to attend, but haven’t responded to the emails, please let us know so we can cater for you (members only). The Theory Group will meet on Tuesday the 14th at 7:45 PM. The General Meeting will be on Tuesday the 21st at 7:30 PM. Our speaker for August is Barnaby Norris, a PhD candidate from Uni of NSW, who recently had a paper published in Nature with some important findings about how red giant stars actually throw off their mass and contribute to the enriching of the elements in the universe. Barnaby will talk about the process. Observing this month is on the Fridays 10th and 17th. Check the website for information on location. All meetings are at Regis Hall, St Ignatious, Riverview, and visitors are always welcome.