NSAS Update – Post Covid lockdown observing, Annual General Meeting, NSAS website and app enters testing, NSAS caps, New Beginners Night on Zoom, member subscriptions are due and the James Webb Telescope launch scheduled

Hi everyone, YES !!! With the vaccination rates now getting closer to the magical hurdle gates the Committee has set some rules to help guide our Observing Nights. Our first observing night is soon and will be the 30th October and will be a Members Only night and held at our new Forest Trail Park….

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September 2021 Monthly Showcase

Hi everyone, There are still a few days left to submit your entries to the September 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. For images and videos, please include a short description of the equipment used. Please ensure that…

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NSAS Monthly – Jupiter and Saturn at opposition, Hunting for Planet 9, Coonabarabran Star Party cancelled and new site sub committee established.

Hi everyone Well here we are again! I hope you are all keeping safe and well. It was looking quite promising there for a bit but we find ourselves back in lockdown. As a result of the current lockdown we have unfortunately had to cancel the trip to Coonabarabran which is a great shame as…

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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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