Hi everyone

At last !! I’m very pleased to let you know that the society will re-open our observing site at Terrey Hills from the 13th June for members only. This restriction is due because no sharing of eyepieces can be allowed, and hence only members with their own telescopes will be admitted onto the site. In keeping with government and health recommendations there will also be restrictions on the number of people (50) and social distancing of 1.5m will be required at all times. Additional signon procedures will also be present on site.

Our Online speaker program is now upon us for 7:30pm 16th June with Fred Watson providing us an update on FRBs. Registrations are required and are able to be made via this form Registration Form. We do have limited places so please get in early. Priority will be given to current financial members but we do expect to be able to accommodate everyone. A few days after completing your registration you will receive a meeting invitation which will be your personal registration for the event. Do not forward this as you may be giving away your ticket !! Please be patient as we get this going if it takes a few days to come through.

Please note: The webinar will be done over Zoom which is an application that runs on most phones, laptops, computers, ipads etc and is available free. You do not need an account but will simply be able to click the link that is sent to you in the invite. Due to increased security that Zoom has recently issued you must install the latest version of the software else you will not be allowed into the meeting. There will be no ability to help you to do this on the night so please make sure you do this in advance. To test your Zoom installation you can use https://zoom.us/test to make sure your application is set up and working. There are also many online help topics which can be easily accessed via Google and entering “Zoom audio not working” (for example) into Google should be able to resolve almost all difficulties.

I hope you are all well and keeping safe

I look forward to meeting you all virtually in our zoom meeting on the 16th if not in the field on the 13th.

Clear Skies
David S