September 2016 Events

18 09 2016
Here are the events that we have on this month.  I look forward to seeing you at one of them!


Night time observing is scheduled for Saturday the 24th.  We will be observing from our site in Terry Hills.

Solar observing is scheduled for Sunday the 18th.  If you’re not on the email list for ON/OFF notifications, let me know and I’ll pass on your details to Lawrie.  The solar observing group meets near the observatory at St Ignatius at from 11am to 1pm.

General Meeting

We have our general meeting on Tuesday the 20th.  Our guest lecturer is Dr. Duncan Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dept. of Astrophysics and Optics, UNSW.  I don’t have his abstract yet, but will send it out in the reminder email prior to the meeting.

The New Astronomer’s Group

This month we have our sixth session of the New Astronomer’s Group (NAG) course.  It will be on Tuesday the 27th.  Irene Justiniano will be talking about solar system and deep space objects.  I will also be doing part 2 of my resources talk, and then if the sky is clear we’ll try and get outside for some practical observing again.


I’ve had a request from a student at Macquarie University who wants to interview a member of the society for a project they’re doing.  If you’re willing to help out, please let me know and I’ll put you in touch.


– A couple of members (thanks Murray and Bob) noted that there’s a live event (MARS – The Live Experience) featuring Buzz Aldrin on November 6. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek.

– For those who missed it on Foxtel a couple of years ago, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson is now showing on free to air TV (channel 9Gem) at 8:40pm Mondays.



2 responses

18 09 2016

See you on the 27th.


19 09 2016

Thanks for this Chris,

Weather permitting, I am looking forward to joining you on Saturday night.

Cheers Simon