Observing for Saturday May 19th is ON

18 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 19th of May is looking OK, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Members ONLY night, with the people attending NAG.

With Sun Set at 5:10, I will open the gate at 4:30 PM.

I look forward to see you all at Terrey Hills.

Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

NSAS General Meeting for May; special speaker

13 05 2018

The NSAS General Meeting for May will be on Tuesday the 15th May at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our guest speaker is Mark Wardle (Macquarie University) talking about “Star formation within one parsec of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre”. Abstract follows.

As usual, guests are most welcome!

P.S. For those of you who do not know, we are conducting the New Astronomers Group (NAG) course this coming Saturday 19th May. This course is open to members and non-members (fees apply). Tell your friends and relatives about it. Enrolments can be made at https://nsas.org.au/nag/.

Also, there is a members-only viewers night on Saturday 19th May. You can show off your telescope and tell the NAG participants (i.e. potential NSAS members) what a wonderful organisation NSAS is.

Macquarie University is also holding their Astronomy Open Night on Saturday 19th May. NSAS members will be there supporting Macquarie University as well as promoting NSAS.

David Wallace

Star formation within one parsec of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre.

Black holes tend to tear anything in their vicinity apart.  This has long been thought to suppress star formation in the immediate surrounds of the supermassive black holes lurking at the centres of galaxies.  But just last year it was discovered that stars are forming in interstellar clouds within 1 pc of Sgr A*, the 4 million solar mass black hole at the centre of the Galaxy.   In this talk I will present our results and discuss their significance for understanding the environment of Sgr A*.

Observing for Saturday May 12th is OFF

11 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday is predicted to be 80% cloud cover.
Observing is call OFF.

Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

Solar Observing for Sunday May 6th is ON

5 05 2018

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking Good.
0% Cloud Cover and No rain during the observing time.
Solar observing for this Month is ON.

We will be set at 11 AM, come and join us for a great day observing our Sun.

Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

Test Post from Phil Angilley 15:02 20/4/2018

20 04 2018

Hi All,

Just testing the new post process for the NSAS, observing posts.

Phil Angilley

89 Ryan Place
Beacon Hill
02 9939 7319
0448 120 178


Testing Post by Email

19 04 2018

This is a test, to make sure, the “Post by Email” is working

Mehdi Sanayei

20 Booraba Ave,
Lindfield, NSW, 2070

Phones:61-424-070-466 (mobile)
61-2-9880-8350 (Home)

Guest Speaker – 17th April

10 04 2018


I am Very pleased to inform you of Mr John Mills as VIP Speaker for the 17 April Monthly Meeting.

Title: Telescopes for the Modern Astronomer

Abstract : “The current rise of quality optics at an affordable price has brought Telescopes within the reach of everyone, but how do you decide what is best for you and your lifestyle, the answer is easier than you think ….”

John’s Background

John’s career is over 10 years of customer and Logistics service in various blue chip companies – Siemens/Fujitsu and Apple both here Australia and the UK.

His current career is Business development manager at Bintel in Sydney supporting the Astronomers across the communities of Australia to ‘View’ or ‘Photograph’ the Night Sky.

John’s Astronomy hobby started properly in a small town in the North of England when he was 17 and joined my first Astronomy club.

John believes that currently what would be best described as an ‘Astro-imager’ and a little bit geeky when it comes to applying technology towards imaging.

Finally John will talk briefly on a new proposed Group on Astrophotography and Imaging for NSAS.

Sincerely, Krishan Anand

P.S. Visitors are most welcome.