SSO Trip Photos / Video

16 09 2018

Jean-Luc has uploaded some photos and a video of the recent SSO Tip. See NSAS Past Activities

Dave W.





Solar Observing for Sunday September 16th is ON, Visitors Welcome

15 09 2018

Hi All,
Solar observing is open to all, Visitors are always welcome.
We meet near the observatory at St. Ignatius College, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview (Lane Cove), starting at 11am
At the roundabout go straight into the College, go to the far end of the Oval on the Left.
We will be on the grassed area.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS
02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Observing for Saturday September 8th is OFF

7 09 2018

Hi All,
For those still in Sydney, the weather for Saturday Night the 8th September is looking Bad, therefore the Night is OFF.
Cloud cover is forecast for most of the evening, with a chance of rain from 7pm onwards.

Andrew





Observing for Saturday September 1st is OFF

1 09 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 1st September is looking Bad, therefore the Night is OFF.
There will be complete cloud cover by 7 PM.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





Solar Observing for Sunday August 19th is ON, Visitors Welcome

18 08 2018

Hi All,
Solar observing is open to all, Visitors are always welcome.
We meet near the observatory at St. Ignatius College, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview (Lane Cove), starting at 11am
At the roundabout go straight into the College, go to the far end of the Oval on the Left.
We will be on the grassed area.

Solar Observing has been very bad of late as the Sun Spot Cycle is near to the Minimum.
There has not been very much to see for months now.
I am considering suspending Solar Viewing until the Sun Spot Count and other activity increases.
I would appreciate your comments.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS
02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com





NSAS General Meeting for August; special speaker

11 08 2018

The NSAS General Meeting for August will be on Tuesday the 21st August at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speaker this month is Prof. Paul Francis, ANU Distinguished Educator, Astrophysicist. He will speak on “Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe”. See the abstract below.

We will keep the new meeting format. Just a short meeting starting at 7:30 to discuss NSAS matters, then straight into our guest speaker’s presentation. This will be followed by tea and coffee where you can socialise (and talk astronomy) with our guest speaker and other members.

As usual, visitors are most welcome!

Cheers
David Wallace

P.S. Just a reminder that this Saturday (11th August, i.e. tomorrow night) is a member only viewing night.

Abstract
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When you hear astronomers talking on the TV, we like to boast about all the things we’ve discovered. But in reality, we know very little about our universe. In this talk I’ll highlight some of the greatest things we don’t know. I will include some of the huge famous mysteries, such as why the Big Bang happened, what the universe is made of, and whether there is life in space. But I’ll also talk about some of the less well known mysteries, such as comet tails far from the Sun, how Quasars shine, and mysterious space blobs.





Observing for Saturday August 11th is ON, Members only

10 08 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 11th of August is looking Good, some early cloud, then clearing, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members only night, so I hope to see some new faces.
I will open the gate about 5:00PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319
0488 120 178
pangilley @ bigpond.com