Observing for Saturday May 19th is ON

18 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 19th of May is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members ONLY night, with the people attending NAG.

With Sun Set at 5:10, I will open the gate at 4:30 PM.

I look forward to see you all at Terrey Hills.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178





NSAS General Meeting for May; special speaker

13 05 2018

The NSAS General Meeting for May will be on Tuesday the 15th May at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our guest speaker is Mark Wardle (Macquarie University) talking about “Star formation within one parsec of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre”. Abstract follows.

As usual, guests are most welcome!

P.S. For those of you who do not know, we are conducting the New Astronomers Group (NAG) course this coming Saturday 19th May. This course is open to members and non-members (fees apply). Tell your friends and relatives about it. Enrolments can be made at https://nsas.org.au/nag/.

Also, there is a members-only viewers night on Saturday 19th May. You can show off your telescope and tell the NAG participants (i.e. potential NSAS members) what a wonderful organisation NSAS is.

Macquarie University is also holding their Astronomy Open Night on Saturday 19th May. NSAS members will be there supporting Macquarie University as well as promoting NSAS.

Cheers
David Wallace

Star formation within one parsec of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre.

Black holes tend to tear anything in their vicinity apart.  This has long been thought to suppress star formation in the immediate surrounds of the supermassive black holes lurking at the centres of galaxies.  But just last year it was discovered that stars are forming in interstellar clouds within 1 pc of Sgr A*, the 4 million solar mass black hole at the centre of the Galaxy.   In this talk I will present our results and discuss their significance for understanding the environment of Sgr A*.





Observing for Saturday May 12th is OFF

11 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday is predicted to be 80% cloud cover.
Observing is call OFF.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley





Solar Observing for Sunday May 6th is ON

5 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking Good.
0% Cloud Cover and No rain during the observing time.
Solar observing for this Month is ON.

We will be set at 11 AM, come and join us for a great day observing our Sun.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley