NSAS object of the month – January

28 01 2019

Hi everyone,

There’s still a few days left in the January competition for object of the month – M42 Great Orion Nebula. Please send your article or image to me at bpetschel@gmail.com by Jan 31.

Ben Petschel

Registration for NSAS NAG & HVSP 2019 Open

24 01 2019


Registration for the New Astronomers Group (Saturday 13th April) and the Hunter Valley Star Party (Weekend 26th to 29th Sept) are now open.

I have included links to the registration forms below. I have also added these links to the NSAS Web-Site ( https://nsas.org.au/ ).

David Wallace

New Astronomer’s Group (NAG) 2019 Registration

NAG 2019 Registration

Hunter Valley Star Party (HVSP) 2019 Registration

HVSP 2019 Registration

NSAS – Astrophotography School in session next Tuesday

24 01 2019

Hi everyone

A quick reminder that the inaugural Astrophotography session is on this coming Tuesday night (29th Jan) starting at 7:30pm. The session is being run by John Mills, our astrophotography lead. We will have a range of scopes setup from beginners, intermediate and advanced and our first session will be mainly covering equipment and the respective components.

This session is being run in Regis Hall at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview Street, Riverview (Lane Cove) and will start promptly at 7:30pm. This event is open to members, visitors and guests.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

David Stevenson

Solar Observing for Sunday January 20th is OFF

19 01 2019

Hi All,

Solar observing for January is OFF.
The forecast is for moderate cloud cover.

Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS
02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com

Standby Observing for Saturday January 12th is ON, Visitor Welcome

11 01 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 12th January is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
I will open the gate about 7:30PM, so see you there.

There will be a lot of Dew, so bring all of your Dew control equipment.

The object of the month for January 2018 is M42 the Great Orion Nebula.
Please send your images and/or articles to Ben at bpetschel @ gmain.com by 31st January at the latest.
If sending a video, please include a few frames as separate images so that they can be published in the magazine.
The winners of each of the best image and best article will receive a bottle of red at the next meeting.

Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com

NSAS – Reminder – Next Tuesday is “Bring your Telescope” night

9 01 2019

Hi everyone

One of our popular events is on next week and I know that as you have all been up and about celebrating the holidays with Santa I thought I should remind you that you can bring your new (or old) toys 🔭 to the “Bring your Telescope” night that is on next Tuesday. You can arrive from around 7pm to give you time to set up your scopes etc while it is still light. If you plan to come along can you please reply and let us know that you will be coming as an ATTENDEE or as a HELPER so we can make sure we have the right support in place.

Please note this information is also available through our Forum and can be found here.

PS – also – if you are interested in astrophotography please don’t forget we have our inaugural 2019 astrophotography night on the 29th January – This will be hosted by John Mills our Astrophotography Lead.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

David S

P.S. Visitors are most welcome.

Observing for Saturday January 5th is OFF

4 01 2019

Hi All,

I’m filling in for Phil this week but unfortunately the weather for Saturday night 5th of January is looking BAD. The forecast is for heavy cloud cover from 8.00pm onwards with possible thunderstorms thrown in as well, therefore viewing is OFF.


Nick Angelini

0417 700 535