NSAS – Welcome to Forest Trail Park – our new observing site has a name!, Coonabarabran Star Party, Juno talk and we are back to Zoom!!

Hi everyone I’m delighted to let you know that our new observing site now has a name – Forest Trail Park. The significance of the name is that there is a walking track that goes right past the site called Forest Trail for which Greg McCall recently made a short video of which is in…

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PFA update video

A preview of a news item post update to PFA site It’s a bit under 7 minutes. It’s a bit of an experiment with drone images, video and some recorded audio as well as putting it all together in a video editor. It kind of just come together without much of a plan but it…

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June 2021 Monthly Showcase

Hi everyone, There are still a few days left to submit your entries to the June 2021 Monthly Showcase. Remember, the entries can be photos, videos, drawings, articles, anything astronomy related. Please send your entries to me at bpetschel@gmail.com. Please ensure that all images have a maximum size of 1200 pixels on the longest side…

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NSAS – New field first light, Members’ Star Parties, Adaptive Optics, a perfect Lunar Eclipse and how not to blow up your telescope !!!!

Hi everyone We have had a busy month with the new NSAS Observation field getting it’s first light on the 15th May. It was a good night with about 20 telescopes breaking the soil so to speak. I managed to grab a nice shot of the sunset and Greg McCall took this shot of NGC6727…

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May 2021 Monthly Showcase

Hi everyone, There are still a few days left to submit your entries to the May 2021 Monthly Showcase. Remember, the entries can be photos, videos, drawings, articles, anything astronomy related. Please send your entries to me at bpetschel@gmail.com. Please ensure that all images have a maximum size of 1200 pixels on the longest side…

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NSAS – We return to Regis Hall, new site update, Star Parties (Yes – Plural !!) and Total Lunar Eclipse

WOW – a bumper month again this month with much going on. Firstly – We return to Regis Hall for our first face-to-face meeting in a while 7:30pm Tuesday 18th May. For those who’ve become addicted to Zoom we will also be “zooming” the meeting which might prove technically challenging but we will see how…

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April 2021 Monthly Showcase

Hi everyone, There are still a few days left to submit your entries to the April 2021 Monthly Showcase. Remember, the entries can be photos, videos, drawings, articles, anything astronomy related. Please send your entries to me at bpetschel@gmail.com. Please ensure that all images have a maximum size of 1200 pixels on the longest side…

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