Archive for the ‘Public Field Nights’ Category
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)
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
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:
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*
Dylan O'Donnell - May 18, 2016
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.
Noeleen Lowndes - August 8, 2015
~ You are invited to be part of this wonderful event for Science Week ~
The Southern Astronomical Society supports ‘Science Week’ with a World Record Stargazing Attempt being organized by The Hon Karen Andrews MP the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry & Science Federal Member for McPherson.
The All Saints Anglican School at Highfield Drive Merrimac is hosing the event and the Stargazing will be held on there large school oval with members from the Southern Astronomical Society kindly providing there large telescopes for everyone to look through.
There will be lots of food available on the night and also a live-streamed link from Mt Stromlo Observatory with astronomers giving talks, including a presentation by noble prize winner Prof. Brian Schmidt.
You can bring your own telescope or a pair of binoculars on the night to participate in the event, or purchase a telescope for only $5.50. But you must be very quick to order the telescopes by the 12th August so they can be delivered on time for the night.
Entry is free – but to be part of the world record you must register!
Go to the eventbrite ticketing section on the Facebook Event page:
Please Remember: Don’t forget to bring along your World Record Stargazing ticket so it can be scanned on the night to go in for the record attempt.
Come along and have a wonderful night of stargazing and hopefully we can make our record of 800 people looking at the night sky 🙂
Latest update on the Guinness World Record for Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Sites in a Country. (Australia)
As of the 4th September 2015 we are still waiting for confirmation, but as you see from the numbers below Australia has smashed the current record of 3007 from Mexico…but it has to be made official by the Guinness Book of Records.
MP Karen Andrews office will let us know as soon as they do, the latest information is from the Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/events/465352910311941/
Current tally is 8366 with 38 sites having reporting evidence. There were 3 sites, which were rained out, one site which didn’t meet the Guinness requirements and several which withdrew due to logistical difficulties. We’re still waiting on evidence from other sites which will be finalised by COB Monday when we submit our evidence pack to Guinness World Records. We’re hoping for confirmation of Australia’s newest world record by Thursday.
(Please see all the details for the night on the event flyer below and some images from the Stargazing Record night)
Noeleen Lowndes - March 27, 2015
Have you ever wanted to see the magnificent planet Jupiter through a large telescope or see the lunar craters on the surface of the Moon?
Then come along to our ‘Jupiter in the Park’ evening where our members will be setting up there large telescopes for a FREE viewing night for this Saturday, along The Esplanade waterfront near Mallard Avenue at Paradise Point, from 6.30-9.30pm.
Our local newspaper the Gold Coast Sun have kindly advertised our event in this weeks edition, please also see more details on our events page, and come along for a wonderful night of stargazing, compliments of the Southern Astronomical Society on the Gold Coast.
~ Update of our Jupiter in the Park event on the Gold Coast ~
Unfortunately the weather let us done again, but still a couple of hundred people turned up hoping to view the Moon and Jupiter through our telescopes. Even though we were not able to see much of the sky we spend a lot of time talking with many people about the night sky.
The children just loved looking through the telescopes even through it was just at the clouds 🙂
All images presented are complements of Duncan Gillespie…thank you Duncan.
Noeleen Lowndes - February 17, 2015