New Astronomer’s Group

NAG is a special course to be given on 19 May 2018 by North Sydney Astronomy 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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The next NAG cource will be run on Saturday 19th May 2018.

Course Location: German International School, 33 Myoora Road Terrey Hills
Course Time: 10:00am till 4:30pm
Observing Location: NSAS Observing Site (JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve), 1A Kamber Road Terrey Hills
Observing Time: 6:00pm till 8:00pm
Cost: $40 (GST free) inclusive of Observation at 6 PM on the day of the course.
$30 for NSAS Members, 3 or more students from the same one organisation, NSAS Scholarship Holders
Payment: Cash on the day, exact change appreciated
Sign Up: NSAS 2018 Registration

Course Outline

9:30 AM Course Registration
The course will start at 10 AM SHARP.

  • Welcome and Agenda (5 Minutes) – Rebecca Merrett
  • Overview of the course (10 Minutes) – David Stevenson
  • Astronomy Structures : Solar System, Stars, Nebulae, Supernova, Galaxies – 40 Minutes – Niclas Thiele
  • Modern Telescopes (types and capability) and Observation Concepts – 60 Minutes – Rebecca Merrett
  • Introduction to Astrophotography – Hints and tips – 60 Minutes – David Stevenson

LUNCH from 1 PM to 2 PM

  • Famous Astronomical Objects – 25 Minutes – Krishan Anand
  • Black Holes and Gravitational Waves – 45 Minutes – Krishan Anand
  • Astronomical Mysteries – 60 Minutes – David Wallace
  • Feedback and Closing – With ALL instructors 15 Minutes

4:30 PM End of Classroom Sessions
Night Sky Observation from 6 PM to 8 PM

New Astronomer’s Group Resources