NSAS General Meeting for February; special speaker

The NSAS General Meeting for February will be on Tuesday the 20th February at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our guest speaker is Tara Djokic, a PhD candidate at the School of Astrobiology, UNSW. Her abstract follows.

As usual, guests are most welcome!

David Wallace

P.S. For the observer types, Solar Observing will be on Sunday 4th February (i.e. tomorrow). Member + Visitor Night Observing will be on Saturday 10th February and Memebers-Only Night Observing will be on Saturday 17th February.

Hydrothermal systems, early life on Earth and implications for astrobiology
 
Astrobiology seeks to answer questions regarding the origins and extent of life in the Universe. Geology provides a window in time that offers evidence needed to address these astrobiological questions. The study of ~3.5 billion years old stromatolites from the Pilbara, Western Australia has shown that some of the earliest evidence of life on Earth was thriving in hot springs on land. This evidence provides a geological perspective that may be relevant in origin of life studies, and subsequently for implications in the search for life elsewhere.

Solar Observing this Sunday Feb 4th.

Phil is out of town so I will step in for the day. The morning is looking pretty dodgy so I might move the time to 12 noon – 2pm.
Check this site again around 10 am Sunday.
Lawrie Webb.

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday 31st January is ON

Hi All,

The weather for tonight is just OK to have a Lunar Eclipse viewing night at Terrey Hills.
The cloud cover will be about 50% and increasing to 70% during the Eclipse.
This should allow us to see some of the Eclipse starting.
I will open the gate at 10:30 PM, See you all there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

Observing for Saturday January 20th is ON

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 20th of January is looking Good, therefore the Night is ON.
This is an early Post, so if the weather changes dramatically use your judgment.
Nick will be opening the gate at 7:30 PM.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

Solar Observing for Sunday January 7th is ON

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking very Good.
So Solar observing for this Month is ON.
It is going to be very Hot so bring a Hat.
See you at the St Ignatius Oval from 11 AM.
If you have not experienced Solar Observing,
do come along and have a look.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
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