NSAS General Meeting for November; special speaker

6 11 2019

The NSAS General Meeting forĀ November will be on Tuesday theĀ 19th November at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speaker this month is Angel Lopez-Sanchez from the AAO who is going to be talking about “Dissecting dwarf galaxies with the Anglo-Australian Telescope”.

As usual, visitors are most welcome!

Cheers
David Wallace

Title: Dissecting dwarf galaxies with the Anglo-Australian Telescope

Summary:

Dwarf galaxies provide fundamental clues about galaxy origin and evolution. Many of them have irregular shapes and have processed little their gas, although they possess many old stars born billions of years ago. Still, many dwarf galaxies are very gas-rich and are currently forming stars, sometimes in a spectacular way. With these new observations using the powerful KOALA+AAOmega instruments at the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope we are “dissecting” these dwarf galaxies to characterize the properties of the gas and the stars within them. Combining these new data with deep radio observations at 21 cm of the diffuse, cold gas within and surrounding these dwarf galaxies we will get a better understanding of the local and global star-formation processes in galaxies, the feedback of the newborn stars into the galaxies, the importance of inflows and outflows of gas, and the chemical evolution of nearby dwarf galaxies.





Solar Observing Sunday 3rd November is OFF

2 11 2019

Hi All,

The weather is looking Bad for Sunday 3rd November, 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





Astrophotography Workshop

28 10 2019

If you are coming to the astrophotography night this coming Tuesday (29th Oct), please bring any recent images on a USB stick (HVSP included) and we will load them all up and have them showing – it doesn’t matter what state they are in but bring them along and we can talk about them and you can ask any questions you might have – either in group forum or in 1-1.

Clear Skies
David S





Observing for Saturday October 26th is ON, Members Only

25 10 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 26th October is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
There will be some cloud building through the night, however we will get some good viewing early.
This is a Members only night.
With Sun Set about 7:19PM, I will open the gate about 6:45 PM

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





September-October 2019 Monthly Showcase

21 10 2019

Hi everyone,

The October 2019 Monthly Showcase competition is open for entries. The submissions can be articles, drawings, animations, photos or anything, of any astronomy-related object 10km and up. Please send your submissions to me at bpetschel@gmail.comby the end of the month.

The September 2019 winner is Kym Haines with a magnificent picture of CG4/Hand of God (attached). Well done Kym!

Cheers,
Ben

cg4_H3a_Kym_Haines

Kym Haines – CG4/Hand of God – Sept 2019





Observing for Saturday October 19th is ON, visitors Welcome

18 10 2019

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 19th September is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night.
The Forecast is for some Cloud from 5 to 7 PM then clearing to a Great night.
Igor will be your host for the evening and will open the gate for you all.
Unfortunately I will not be there as I am helping at Palm Beach with NPWS.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Solar Observing Sunday 6th October is OFF

5 10 2019

Hi All,

The weather is looking Bad for Sunday 6th October, 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