Observing for Saturday April 27th is ON, Visitor Welcome

26 04 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 27th April is looking Great, 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 5PM, so see you there.

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

NSAS Object of the month is NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (globular cluster).
Please send your pictures and articles to Ben

Regards,

Phil Angilley

Observing Officer NSAS

PDAngilley

89 Ryan Place

Beacon Hill

2100

02 9939 7319

0448 120 178

pangilley





Astrophotography Workshop – 30th April

26 04 2019

Dear Members,

This month we have the upcoming second Astrophotography session on April 30th.

Tony Oesterheld
Club Secretary

P.S. Members and visitors most welcome.





Lunar Occultation of Saturn – Thursday 25th April – Observing Locations

23 04 2019

Hi All,

This coming Thursday the Moon occults Saturn.

The event start at 10:29 PM and ends at 11:25 PM.

When the Moon rises and occults Saturn, it will be about 4° above the horizon.

I am planning on setting up about 9:30 PM and staying until 11:30 PM.

The location I have chosen to observe this event is Edgecliffe Blvd Collaroy Plateau, opposite number 52, near the bus stop.

There is a section of the road that has a clear view of the ocean and is about 300′ above sea level.

Regards,

Phil Angilley

Observing Officer NSAS

PDAngilley

89 Ryan Place

Beacon Hill

2100

02 9939 7319

0448 120 178

pangilley@bigpond.com





Solar Observing for Sunday April 21st is ON, Visitors Welcome

21 04 2019

Solar observing is open to all, Visitors are always welcome.

We meet near the observatory at St. Ignatius College, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview (Lane Cove), starting at 11am

At the roundabout go straight into the College, go to the far end of the Oval on the Left.

We will be on the grassed area.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS





March 2019 OOTM winner and new targets

16 04 2019

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce that the winner of the March 2019 Object of the Month image competition is Phil Angilley with an excellent photo of the M1 Crab Nebula (attached below). There were no articles submitted so I’ll write something for the magazine.

M1 Phil Angilley

M1 Crab Nebula – Phil Angilley 2019

The current targets are:

  • April 2019: NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (globular cluster)
  • May 2019: NGC 5128 Centaurus A (galaxy)
  • June 2019: NGC 3372 Eta Carinae (nebula)
  • Please send your images or articles to me by the end of the respective month, at bpetschel@gmail.com.

    Cheers,
    Ben Petschel





    NSAS General Meeting for April; special speakers

    8 04 2019

    The NSAS General Meeting for April will be on Tuesday the 16th April at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

    Our speakers this month is our own Bill Vass and Ben Petschel. Bill will talk about the Fermi Paradox. Ben will talk about some of the topics in mathematical cosmology. Details of Ben’s talk is below.
    Abstract: I will talk about the Drake equation which is used to estimate the number of civilisations in the galaxy that could communicate with us, and the perils of high speed interstellar travel. If time permits, I will also talk about the orbit equation.

    We will keep the new meeting format. Just a short meeting starting at 7:30 to discuss NSAS matters, then straight into our guest speaker’s presentation. This will be followed by tea and coffee where you can socialise (and talk astronomy) with our guest speakers and other members.

    As usual, visitors are most welcome!

    Cheers
    David Wallace

    P.S. For those who cannot wait for Ben’s talk on the Drake equation, you can check out the amazing article in the April 2014 issue of Reflections.





    Observing for Saturday April 6th is ON, Members only

    5 04 2019

    Hi All,

    The weather for Saturday Night the 6th of April is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
    This is a Members only night, so I hope to see some new faces.
    I will open the gate about 6PM, so see you there.

    Regards,
    Phil Angilley
    Observing Officer NSAS

    02 9939 7319
    0488 120 178
    pangilley @ bigpond.com