NSAS General Meeting Minutes September 19

29 09 2019

Dear Members,

It was another interesting GM with guest speaker Marnie Ogg presenting on one of the big challenges for astronomy, namely, light pollution. It is startling that the discussions on this increasingly important issue have only really been going on in Australia this year. Members are encouraged to read a summary of this excellent presentation in the minutes.

There is no ordinary General Meeting in October, only the Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the upcoming AGM on October 15th nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Nominations must be made in writing signed by two members of our association with the endorsement or consent of the person nominated. The nomination must be delivered to the secretary at least 7 days before the AGM. If there is more than one person seeking the same position, a ballot will be conducted at the AGM.

The Hunter Valley Star Party is this week and the weather is looking favourable which should make for a really enjoyable occasion. Looking forward to seeing many of our members and guests at the HVSP.

Tony Oesterheld

Club Secretary





Observing for Saturday September 28th is ON, Members Only

27 09 2019

Hi All,

That is Saturday 28th September.

The weather for Saturday Night the 28th September is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members only night.
Igor will be your host for the evening and will open the gate for you all.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Observing for Saturday September 27th is ON, Members Only

27 09 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 27th September is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members only night.
Igor will be your host for the evening and will open the gate for you all.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Observing for Saturday September 21st is OFF

20 09 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday the 21st September is looking Bad, therefore Observing is OFF.

Regards,

Phil Angilley

Observing Officer NSAS

PDAngilley

89 Ryan Place

Beacon Hill

2100

02 9939 7319

0448 120 178

pangilley





August Monthly Showcase winner

19 09 2019

Hi everyone,

Congratulations to Kym Haines who won the August monthly showcase with a beautiful image of the Trifid Nebula. Excellent entries were also received from Jean-Luc Gaubicher, with a smartphone shot of the Moon and Saturn side by side, and from John Sandoval with a star trails video.

The September Monthly Showcase is still open; please send your entries to me at bpetschel@gmail.com. Remember, the entries can be anything astronomy-related and more than 10km up.

Cheers,
Ben

trifid21_KymHaines

Trifid Nebula – Kym Haines, August 2019





ADSA & The Stars At Noon

18 09 2019

Guys,

As mentioned in last Tuesday meeting, if you want to support the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, got to their website https://www.australasiandarkskyalliance.org/.

Also, for those culturally inclined, if you were interested in a theatre production about the women who trained for the American space program (i.e. the Mercury 13), you can find out more at https://www.bonditheatrecompany.com.au/shows/the-stars-at-noon.

David Wallace





Solar Observing Sunday 15th September is OFF

14 09 2019

Hi All,

The weather is looking Bad for Sunday 15th September, so Solar viewing is OFF.
There is predicted to be heavy cloud cover.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

PDAngilley
89 Ryan Place
Beacon Hill
2100
02 9939 7319
0448 120 178
pangilley