Observing for Saturday November 25th Standby Night is ON

24 11 2017

Hi All,
I have had a few responses from people interested in having an observing standby night on Saturday 25th November.
The weather for Saturday Night the 25th is looking OK.
The Weather forecast is for Partly Cloudy and Humid, This will be a Good opportunity to see how your Dew Control System works.
The cloud cover will be below the magic 50% by the time it gets dark.
See you all on Saturday.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

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Observing for Saturday November 25th Standby Night

24 11 2017

Hi All,

The system removed all email addresses for the last post.
Please email me directly if you would like the night to be on.
email to “pangilley” “@” “bigpond” “.” “com”
Email to “pangilley” “at” “bigpond” “.” “com”
Just put the fields back together.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond . com





Observing for Saturday November 25th Standby Night

23 11 2017

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 25th is looking OK.
Are there any takers if we use one of our standby nights, after the washout last Saturday?
There will be 38% Moon until after Midnight.
The Weather forecast is for Mainly Clear and Humid, This will be a Good opportunity to see how your Dew Control System works.
Please reply to me directly at pangilley if you would like the night to be on.
I will post again on Friday night, with an ON or OFF message.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley





Observing for Saturday November 18th is OFF

17 11 2017

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night is looking bad.

There will be heavy cloud cover.
Therefore we are cancelling observing for Saturday night.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley





Observing for Saturday November 11th is ON

11 11 2017

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night is looking Just OK.
The cloud cover will fall below the threshold of 50% by the time it gets dark.
Tonight is Visitors Welcome Night.
Please come along and enjoy a great night of observing at our Dark Sky observing site at Terry Hills.

I hope to see you all there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley





NSAS General Meeting for November; special speaker

10 11 2017

The NSAS General Meeting for November will be on Tuesday the 21st November at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our guest speaker is our own Bob Fuller. He will be given a talk on “Did Aboriginal Australians record a simultaneous eclipse and aurorae in their oral traditions?”. An abstract is below.

As usual, guests are most welcome!

David Wallace

P.S. For the observer types, Member + Visitor Night Observing will be on Saturday 11th November (i.e. tomorrow night) and Memebers-Only Night Observing will be on Saturday 18th November.

Abstract: We investigated an Australian Aboriginal cultural story that seems to describe an extraordinary series of astronomical events occurring at the same time. We hypothesised that this was a witnessed natural event and explore natural phenomena that could account for the description. We select a thunderstorm, total solar eclipse, and strong Aurora Australis as the most likely candidates, then conclude a plausible date of 764 CE. We evaluate the different factors that would determine whether all these events could have been visible, include meteorological data, alternative total solar eclipse dates, solar activity cycles, aurorae appearances, and sky brightness during total solar eclipses. We conduct this study as a test-case for rigorously and systematically examining descriptions of rare natural phenomena in oral traditions, highlighting the difficulties and challenges with interpreting this type of hypothesis.





Solar Observing for Sunday November 5th is OFF

3 11 2017

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking very Bad.
So unfortunately Solar observing for this Month is OFF.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley