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~ 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:


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:-

~ 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.

~ 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:

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:

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:

2.SAS Strawberry Farm1.Space Centre3.SAS Members


SAS meeting this Saturday night 28th November 2015

Noeleen Lowndes - November 26, 2015


You are invited to come along to our next general meeting being held this Saturday night from 7.30pm and meet the new owners of Sirius Optics at Underwood, Ashley Ruaux and Cheryl-Ann Tan.

Cheryl-Ann will be giving us a presentation on her latest amazing holiday to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) titled ‘Aurora Chasing in Finland’

After the presentation Ashley and Cheryl-Ann will give us an update on some of the new astronomical products that have now come on the market and answer any question you may have on astronomy equipment.

Sirius Optics website is at:

So come along and have a great evening with members from the Southern Astronomical Society on the Gold Coast…see you all then, Noeleen Lowndes (President)

~ SAS invites you to a Lunar Night for InOMN 2015 ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 4, 2015


On the evening of Saturday the 19th September from 6 to 9 pm, members from the Southern Astronomical Society will be setting up there large telescopes to show everyone our magnificent Moon in celebration of the annual lunar event called the International Observe The Moon Night.

Along with looking at the Moon, the beautiful planet Saturn will also be on display, which is always a wonderful object to view through large telescopes. Our members will also show you the constellations in the night sky along with the many star clusters and nebulae that are embedded in the Milky Way. (Weather permitting)

So come along and have a wonderful night of stargazing, the event will be held at the property called ‘WOODSTOCK’ which is at 231 Plunkett Road at Tamborine. (Please see more information on the flyer)

For more information please contact Bryan Pott on 0431 096511 or 0401217347.

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~ Send your name to Mars ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 4, 2015


Why don’t you have some fun and Send your name to Mars on NASA’s next space mission called InSight…but you’ll have to be quick as it closes on the 8th September 2015. Please go to the website below and download your special Mars certificate 🙂

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To learn all about NASA’s exploration of Mars please go to:

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