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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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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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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NSAS Speaker for February, New Zoom sessions for Beginners, New Members Information Pack and Monthly Showcase inundated

Hi everyone Welcome to 2021 and the start of our General Meeting speaker series. We have a great lineup of speakers for this year covering a range of topics including; Radio astronomy, Space Archeology, the latest research using ASKAP, the Juno mission to Jupiter and quite a number of other interesting topics. We’ve got more…

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NSAS Guest Speaker for July

Guys, Our virtual (Zoom) guest speaker for this month is Anita Petzler (PhD candidate at Macquarie University’s Dept of Physics and Astronomy) who will give a talk on “Interstellar Medium” (details below). This will be held on Tuesday 21st July at 7:30pm. To register your interest, please click here. As before, we will conduct some…

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