We are a society based in the northern suburbs of Sydney (NSW, Australia), containing a number of streams to cater for astronomy related interests at all levels. We have a number of core streams and activities at NSAS and these are listed below. Please visit the site regularly to get updated news on our upcoming events and activities.
NOTE: Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), club observing nights are currently for members only till the end of June 2021. We plan to run virtual General Meetings / Guest Speaker Talks as well as the NAG (New Astronomers Group) training. Visitors are welcome to our virtual Guest Speaker Talks and NAG.
We are pleased to announce a new curriculum to support beginners who wish to get involved with the practical aspects of astronomy ie: telescopes etc. It consists of an initial zoom session to cover the basics of setting up a telescope and then a field session to put that into practice. The field session is limited to 10 telescopes so that each person gets the support they need from the NSAS instructor. For more information, or to reserve your booking please refer here.
Our General Meetings are held each month (except Dec/Jan) and in keeping with the current COVID situation, these will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting is open to everybody, i.e. NSAS members and non-members alike. The meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (AEDST) and hence our next is scheduled for Tuesday 16th March. To join, click here (Password: NSAS2020 or NSAS2021).
Our guest speaker for April is Associate Professor Alice Gorman. Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology. Her research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine. She is a faculty member of the International Space University’s Southern Hemisphere Space Program in Adelaide.
Alice will be discussing Space Archeology.
Please note that Solar Observing will be on this Sunday at the JJ Melbourne Memorial Reserve in Terrey Hill. Refer the Observing and Visitors tile below.