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SAS get-together at the QLD Museum in Brisbane Saturday the 22nd April at 1.30pm.

Noeleen Lowndes - April 20, 2017

SAS get-together at the QLD Museum in Brisbane

On Saturday afternoon the 22nd April at 1.30pm.

You are invited for a get together to view two exhibits, which are being held at the QLD Museum at South Bank in Brisbane. We will meet at the Museums Collectors Café at 1.30pm and hopefully we’ll have enough time afterwards to have a cup of coffee together.

The first exhibition will be Michael Benson’s Otherworld’s: Visions of our Solar System, which is FREE to enter, and the second exhibition is called, Hadron Collider ‘Where you will step inside the world’s greatest experiment’ (This exhibition ends on the 25th April 2017).

The entry cost for the Hadron Collider exhibition is $15 or less with a concession and you can buy tickets online or when you get there. Please go to the Brisbane Museum website to find out more about these two exhibits at: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au and we’ll look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Noeleen Lowndes (President)

~ SAS supports ‘Star Stuff 2017’ at Bryon Bay ~

Noeleen Lowndes - February 21, 2017

On the weekend of the 24th and 25th June 2017 an out of this world cosmic event will be happening at the stunning 5 star ‘Elements of Bryon Resort’ at iconic Bryon Bay.

During both days of the event, some of Australia’s leading scientists and experts will intrigue and amazed you with there presentations on such subjects as Cosmology, Astronomy and Space, Rocket Science, Astrophysics and the incredible world of astrophotography.

There will also be on site solar viewings through dedicated solar telescopes and night time viewing through large telescopes 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.

This is a weekend not to be missed with the general admission ticket, which includes the two days of presentations at just $95. The VIP ticket, which costs $250, includes the two days of talks, plus a 3 course VIP Dinner with Dr Karl 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 and the winner will be drawn at the dinner…what a wonderful prize!

Please see the flyer below, which outlines all the guest speakers, and has the link to the ‘Star Stuff 2017’, website where you can book your tickets: https://starstuff.com.au

Event organised by SAS member Dylan O’Donnell who is a Bryon Bay Astronomer and Team Celestron member.

 

~ Welcome to 2017 to all our Members and Friends ~

Noeleen Lowndes - February 17, 2017

 

This year has started off with a lot of clear and hot weather, here’s hoping it continues so as to provide us with many starry nights to view and capture all the wonders of this amazing universe that we live in 🙂

Our astronomy club usually holds at least three FREE public field nights throughout the year for the community to come and look through our telescopes. Please keep checking our website for these evenings throughout 2017.

Please find below a few photos from some of the great moments we all had in 2016 as we celebrated the clubs 30th Anniversary.

The Southern Astronomical Society
Celebrating Astronomy and Space
*** 1986 to 2016 ***

To find all our general meeting dates for 2017 please go to events link at: http://sas.org.au/events/ or download a current issue of Event Horizon (our clubs EH newsletter) for all the up to the moment happenings within the club.

Warm regards, Noeleen Lowndes (President)

~ Public Lunar night for InOMN 2016 ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 21, 2016

Calling all Luna-lovers!

Seeing the moon in a whole new light

Field Night: International Observe the Moon Night
(InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to look up and take notice of our nearest neighbour, the Moon.

Organised by: Tamborine Village Lions Club
Presented by: Southern Astronomical Society, from the Gold Coast

Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue at: Woodstock – Youth Enterprise Trust
231 Plunkett Road, Tamborine 4270

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

***Weather permitting*** 

For more information please contact: SAS member  Bryan Pott mobile: 0431096511/0401217347
Please see all details on the flyer with directions to the venue below:

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Library Update

Julie Lancaster - July 5, 2016

The SAS Library has had an update. The books are catalogued and filed according to category. Library List

Check the links to see how the colour coding works.     SAS Library colour code system

 

 

 

 

World Science Festival – lecture videos now online

Julie Lancaster - June 11, 2016

For those who missed the World Science Festival held in Brisbane earlier this year and for those interested in other fields of science as well as astronomy, videos of some of the past lectures are now available on line. Here’s the link:-    http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/category/full-festival-programs/

~ Saturn in the Park ~

Noeleen Lowndes - June 1, 2016

~ Saturn in the Park ~

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

Date: Saturday the 11th June 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)

Please see the flyer below for more information
Or contact Noeleen Lowndes on Mobile 0407 126452
(President) Southern Astronomical Society Inc.

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

 

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Brian Cox in Brisbane 6th August 2016

Julie Lancaster - May 2, 2016

Brian Cox is coming back to Australia later in the year. He’ll be in Brisbane for one appearance only  – 6 August 2016.

Tickets go sale on 10th May. Check out the link for details re ticket prices, etc.

 

https://lateralevents.com/public-events/brian-cox-journey-deep-space/

~ World Science Festival being held in Brisbane 9th -13th March 2016 ~

Noeleen Lowndes - February 29, 2016

 

The World Science Festival is being held from Wednesday the 9th to Sunday the 13th March in Brisbane.

This will be a great opportunity to attend some wonderful presentations on astronomy, space and the world’s latest scientific discoveries, including a presentation on the latest confirmation of Albert Einstein’s 1915 prediction of Gravitational Waves. The website link where you’ll find the full program list of events is at: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/program/program-listing/

There is also a FREE Science Street Party being held at South Bank in the heart of BRISBANE on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th March 2016 from 10am-4pm each day.

Brian Greene

Please see below a YouTube video with Brian Greene explaining what Gravitational Waves are and how they are going to change the way we think about out universe!

Please go to this link if you would like to go to Brian Greene’s presentation at the Science Festival:
http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/news/breaking-news-spectacular-confirmation-of-einsteins-prediction/

SAS Meeting this Saturday night 23rd January 2016 at 7.30pm

Noeleen Lowndes - January 17, 2016

 

‘Happy New Year’ to everyone and welcome to our club’s 30th anniversary year ~ 1986 – 2016 ~

The Southern Astronomical Society has now moved into new premises at the Gold Coast Space Flight Academy at Pimpama, and will hold our general meetings in the Strawberry Farm rooms that are situated adjacent to the academy.

To find the venue please exit off the M1 motorway at Exit 49 and follow the signs to the Strawberry Farm.

Anybody interested in the science of astronomy and space, and observing the night sky, are most welcomed to attend our meetings.

Please find our monthly meeting dates for 2016 at: http://sas.org.au/pimpana-meetings/

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