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General Meeting: Speaker: March
Mar 19

General Meeting: Speaker: March

Date & Time
19 March 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

On the 3rd Tuesday of the month (February to November) at 7:30pm, we meet on zoom or at Regis Hall in the grounds of St Ignatius’ College, Riverview Street, Riverview (Lane Cove) which features a presentation from a Guest Lecturer. These presentations generally focus on the theoretical aspects of Cosmology, Astrophysics and Astrophotography and can include some of the most up-to-date research and scientific findings. We are fortunate to be able to obtain speakers from Australia’s top universities and scientific community – our past Guest Lecturers have included the likes of Dr Fred Watson and Nobel Prize winner Prof. Brian Schmidt.

Our speaker this month is Andy Casely, who will give a talk on planetary observing." For this talk, I'll explore the world of planetary imaging in 2024, from making nice images of some very pretty Solar System objects, and stretching out to some of the exciting science and collaborations we can do from our backyard. I'll explore the technique of lucky imaging, and how we can use it to capture very high resolution views of the Sun, Moon and planets in our sky, and move on to how some of the images can be used to make discoveries and track weather in the outer Solar System, particularly for the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. I'll close with a few of my favourite images and timelapses from recent years."

The format of the evening consists of a welcome to Members, Guests and Visitors, a quick discussion on general business of NSAS, the presentation from our Guest Speaker and then members usually stay for pizza and have a chat with a cup of tea or coffee.

These meetings are an excellent opportunity to get to know fellow members.

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Event Type
General Meeting for Members and Visitors
Event Location
Regis Drive
Riverview NSW 2066
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