Observing for Tonight July 22nd is ON.

22 07 2017

It should be clear right through the night. We have had a terrible run of cloudy nights, so don’t miss out. The gate will be open well before sunset. Please note this is a members only night.
Lawrie Webb.

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Observing for Tonight 15th July is ON.

15 07 2017

The weather forecast has remained the same—25% cloud throughout the night. The gate will be open well before sunset. Visitors are reminded that white light torches are NOT PERMITTED inside the gate—thank you for your co-operation.
Lawrie Webb.





Observing for Saturday July 5th

14 07 2017

Hi Lawrie,

Saturday July 15 th?

From: poggle@gatehouse.id.au [mailto:poggle@gatehouse.id.au]
Sent: Thursday, 13 July 2017 2:54 PM
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Subject: Observing for Saturday July 5th

The weather prediction is for 25% cloud cover, so we should be ok. Unless the situation worsens I expect to be able to put up a post, on Saturday afternoon, to confirm visitor observing is ON.

Lawrie Webb.





Observing for Saturday July 5th

13 07 2017

The weather prediction is for 25% cloud cover, so we should be ok. Unless the situation worsens I expect to be able to put up a post, on Saturday afternoon, to confirm visitor observing is ON.
Lawrie Webb.





NSAS General Meeting for July; special speaker

9 07 2017

The NSAS General Meeting for July will be on Tuesday the 18th July at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our guest speaker is Stuart Ryder from the AAO.
 
Title: A Night on SOFIA

Abstract: In 2016 I had the rare opportunity to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a Boeing 747 with a 2.5m telescope that flies above 40,000 ft and most of the atmospheric water vapour that absorbs far-infrared radiation. In this talk I will outline what it took to get SOFIA off the ground, and give an inside look at what observing with the world’s only flying telescope is like.

As usual, guests are most welcome!





Solar Observing for Today July 2nd is ON.

1 07 2017

Some slight cloud early should clear by about noon.
Lawrie Webb.