NAG is a course designed for people new to Astronomy which will be run on Saturday 4 April 2020 at 10am by the Northern Sydney Astronomical Society.
The New Astronomers Group is a great course for people who have recently purchased or plan to purchase a telescope and would like to learn how to use it. The group also caters for those of us who may have had their telescopes for a while and are interested in talks and presentations on the latest updates in astronomy. If you have a problem with your telescope and need advice with it, please bring your scope along with you. Topics we cover include star-hopping the night sky, learning to use your telescope more effectively, astrophotography and other practical areas of astronomy.
The Star Party may be (to be confirmed) at the Grapevines Estate which is in a picturesque setting and has a large area available for us to park cars and set up our telescopes. The site has been purposely chosen as it is central to the winery area with a range of accommodation nearby and also has an SQM rating of 20.9-21.2 mag/arcsec2 which is almost 2 bands darker than our Terry Hills site.
In December every year, the Committee arranges the Annual Christmas BBQ. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with like-minded Astronomical people in a relaxed atmosphere.
This event is free to all members (partners & dependent children are also welcome) and we have a terrific turnout every year.
Our Solar Observing Group (the SOGGIES) provide solar telescopes for observing (weather permitting). If you have never seen our Sun, it is an opportunity not to be missed as the sun is at its most Southerly position for the year & is above the horizon for a much longer period of time.
The exact location for the BBQ is confirmed closer to the time, however in previous years it has been held within the St Ignatius College grounds, in the Father Mack Pavilion, overlooking the main oval.
We look forward to seeing you there.