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~ Saturn in the Park ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 1, 2018

~ Saturn in the Park  Saturday 15th September 2018 ~

Members from the Southern Astronomical Society invite you and your family for a viewing of the magnificent planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars along with viewings of the Moon through our large telescopes.

Date: Saturday the 15th September from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Place: Esplanade North Park, The Esplanade at Paradise Point
(Opposite Mallard Ave on the beachfront)

*Unfortunately if the weather is cloudy the event will be cancelled*

If you need more information please contact Noeleen Lowndes on Mobile 0407 126452

 

 

 

 

Prof Kip Thorne with Prof Alan Duffy in Brisbane 13 Sept 2018

Julie Lancaster - May 29, 2018

Tickets go on sale 22 June 2018.  Register for pre-sale offer 14 June 2018

Check the link for more info: https://lateralevents.com/public-events/whats-next-2018/

Prof Brian Cox back in Brisbane – 19th June 2019 at BCEC

Julie Lancaster - May 29, 2018

Please check the link for details: https://lateralevents.com/public-events/professor-brian-cox-live-2019/

Southern Astronomical Society supports Star Stuff11

Noeleen Lowndes - April 6, 2018

 

 

Date: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th July 2018

Venue: At Elements of Bryon Resort, Bryon Bay NSW ~ 

After the incredible successful Star Stuff cosmic event of last year, SAS member Dylan O’Donnell has been working very hard to repeat this outstanding astronomical event again for this year, and our astronomy club is very proud to be supporting him with this inspiring ‘Festival of the Cosmos’.

You only have to look at the remarkable line-up of the astronomy and science keynote speakers that are attending to get a feel that this is an astronomical event that you don’t want to miss!

On the weekend will be three renowned international guests attending, Fraser Cain (University Today) Geoff Notkin (Meteorite Expert) and Amy Shira Teitel (Space Historian).

Other renowned guests will be Dr Alan Duffy (Swinburne/ABC) Dr David Malin (AAO), Dr Cathal O’Connell (Cosmos Magazine) comet discover Terry Lovejoy, John Sarkissian (CSIRO), Greg Quicke aka “Space Gandalf”, Gilmour Space Technologies and our own local astronomer Dylan O’Donnell.

There will also be on site daytime solar viewings through dedicated solar telescopes and night time viewings through large telescopes kindly provided by members from the Southern Astronomical Society (weather permitting)

If you are thinking about buying a telescope or any other astronomical equipment, vendors from Celestron and Bintel will be on site to help with all your enquiries.

There will also be other astronomical related retailers attending to tempt you into buying some new astro goodies 🙂

This is a weekend not to be missed with the general admission tickets, at just $129 (AUD), which includes 10 sessions over the two days, plus solar and night time viewings (weather permitting).

The VIP ticket, which costs $259, which includes 10 sessions over the two days, plus solar and night time viewings (weather permitting). It also includes the special VIP dinner with Fraser Cain as the guest speaker for the evening.

As an added bonus, every VIP ticket will go into the draw to win a Celestron Evolution 6 Computerised Telescope worth $2400 (AUD) and the winner will be drawn at the dinner…what a wonderful prize!

To book your tickets please go to the ‘Star Stuff 11′ website at: https://starstuff.com.au

Fraser Cain YouTube video to welcome you to the Star Stuff event at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=81fzKCFMt_8

 

Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS)

Julie Lancaster - January 4, 2018

BOSS team member, Pat Pearl, discovered his first supernova on 15 December 2017. Congratulations Pat ! Santa Claus must have decided Pat had behaved himself in 2017 and deserved an early present. 🙂 Here’s the link the BOSS website for more details:     http://www.bosssupernova.com/

~ SAS Lunar Night for InOMN 28th October 2017 ~

Noeleen Lowndes - October 10, 2017

 

SAS ‘International Observe the Moon Night’ (InOMN)

Saturday the 28th October 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Venue: Woodstock Property at 231 Plunkett Road, Tamborine

Calling all Luna-lovers, come along and enjoy an evening looking at our closest celestial neighbour with members from the SAS.

This InOMN event is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to look up and take notice of our nearest neighbour, the Moon.

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/observe_the_moon_night/

Gold coin entry donation appreciated Sausage sizzle proceeds towards Tamborine Village Lions Clubs projects

***Weather permitting*** 

Contact Bryan for more information: 0431096511 or 0401217347

   flyer InIOM night sat oct 28 2017

 

~ Saturn in the Park ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 19, 2017

 

Members from the Southern Astronomical Society invite you and your family to a viewing of the magnificent planet Saturn and the Moon through our large telescopes.

Come along to the park for a wonderful night under the stars 🙂

Date: Saturday the 30th September from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Place: Esplanade North Park, The Esplanade at Paradise Point (Gold Coast)
(Opposite Mallard Ave on the beachfront)

*Unfortunately if the weather is cloudy the event will be cancelled*

Please see the flyer below for more information on the event:

  

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Noeleen Lowndes - September 16, 2017

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Cassini plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrated about 3:31 a.m. PDT (7:31 a.m. EDT) (AEST) 9.55pm on Sept. 15, 2017.

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

Please go to NASA’s JPL website to read all about the exciting end of this incredible mission to Saturn at:

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3121/nasas-cassini-spacecraft-ends-its-historic-exploration-of-saturn/

Goodbye Cassini…Thank you for all the stunning images, discoveries and memories 🙂

 

How to watch Cassini’s last moments at Saturn…

Noeleen Lowndes - September 15, 2017

 

Today the 15th September 2017…live images streaming now from Cassini!

Goodbye Cassini….Only 7 hours to go to the end of the incredible mission to Saturn by the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft!

Well this is it; later this evening (AEST) the amazing Cassini spacecraft will plunge into the surface of the planet Saturn in a fiery ball, which will streak across the sky as it burns up in the gaseous atmosphere of Saturn!

There is no stopping what will happen at approximately 9.55pm tonight and there will be many a tear in the eyes of everyone involved, including me after 15 years of sharing the wonders of Cassini’s discoveries with the community….

Here in Australia (AEST) the Canberra DSN starts tracking Cassini at 1.15pm on DSS43 & DSS35 and by about 9.55pm the spacecraft will have plunged into the planets surface. (Images are being transmitted now!)

Please go to the NASA’s Grand Finale website at: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov

Where is Cassini now link at:

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/saturn-tour/where-is-cassini-now/

Goodbye Cassini…thank you for all the wonderful images and discoveries 🙂

How to Watch Cassini’s last moments at Saturn “Today the 15th September 2017″
NASA will be streaming live feeds from mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where scientists will be receiving the final images and data from the spacecraft.

NASA Live Streaming Channel Guide
http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/for-media/#streaming

NASA TV at:
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

NASA YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/nasajpl/live

You can also watch the live streaming at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex where the live link is being received from Cassini at:
https://www.cdscc.nasa.gov

BBQ under the Stars for SAS AGM

Noeleen Lowndes - September 7, 2017

 

Members and there guests are invited to the SAS ‘Annual General Meeting’ for a BBQ under the stars on Saturday 9th September 2017 at our club house at the Ormeau Progress Association Hall starting at 6pm.

Please bring your own meat, drinks and chairs, the SAS committee will supply the salads, bread rolls, condiments and deserts.

If it’s clear please bring along your telescopes for a viewing of the night sky 🙂

See the flyer below for more details:

 

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