Observing for Saturday July 7th is ON, Visitors Welcome

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 7th of July is looking Great, therefore the Night is ON.
This is a Visitor Welcome night, so I hope to see some new faces.
The night is going to be very cold, 14° down to 12° by midnight, so bring your warmest cloths.

I will open the gate about 4:30PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

Solar Observing for Sunday July 1st is ON

Hi All,

The weather for Sunday is looking good.
Solar observing for this Month is ON.
Come along and join us from 11 AM to 1 PM, for your change to have a look at the Sun.
There will be a variety of telescopes for observing the Sun Spots and Solar Flares.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley

Observing for Saturday June 16th is ON

Hi All,

The weather for Saturday Night the 16th of June is looking Great, therefore the Night is ON.
The night is going to be very cold, 15° down to 10° by midnight, so bring your warmest cloths.

I will open the gate about 4:30PM, so see you there.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

NSAS General Meeting for June; special speaker

The NSAS General Meeting for June will be on Tuesday the 19th June at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speaker this month is Kirsten Banks, an undergraduate Astrophysics student at UNSW, and a proud Wiradjuri woman. Join Kirsten on a journey through the night sky from the perspective of an Indigenous Astronomer. Hear star stories and delve into the astronomical knowledge of Aboriginal Australians in a fun and engaging talk led by the wonderful Kirsten Banks.

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 other members.

As usual, guests are most welcome!

Cheers
David Wallace

P.S. Just a reminder that this Saturday (16th June) is a members only viewing night. The next visitor night will be Saturday 7th July. Solar observing will be on Sunday 1st July.

Observing for Saturday May 19th is ON

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.

Regards,
Phil Angilley

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178

NSAS General Meeting for May; special speaker

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.

Cheers
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*.

Solar Observing for Sunday May 6th is ON

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.

Regards,
Phil Angilley
Observing Officer NSAS

02 9939 7319

0488 120 178
pangilley