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Combined Societies Meeting Friday 28th July at 7.30pm

Noeleen Lowndes - July 27, 2017

 

The 2017 Combined Societies Meeting is being held at the Griffith University’s Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Road, Mt Gravatt starting at 7.30
p.m.

The Meeting is being held in Lecture Theatre Room N16 0.03 in the Macrossan Building (This is the same room as in 2015). Please find a map below to the venue; there is also free undercover parking in the Ridge Carpark (N38) after 7.00
p.m.

This will be an enjoyable evening where a member from each society in South East Queensland will give a presentation; Dylan O’Donnell is our guest speaker on behalf of SAS, and his presentation is titled “Zen and the Art of Selling Out”.

After the meeting a supper will be provided for everybody attending. So please come along and enjoy a great evening with your fellow astronomy and space enthusiasts. Please find a copy of the agenda below and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the night…Noeleen Lowndes (President)

           

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)

~ 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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30th Anniversary SAS Polo Shirts

Dylan O'Donnell - May 23, 2016

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The new 30th year SAS polo shirts may be ordered online using the Paypal Deposit button below. Shirts will be $30-$35 total depending on numbers but the $20 deposit will reserve yours and confirm your size requirements.


PAY $20 DEPOSIT FOR 2016 SAS POLO

Mens (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL) or Womens (10,12,14,16,18.20,22)

Enter Size Below and click BUY NOW



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(2015 Polo Shirt Pictured)

~ 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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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: http://www.sirius-optics.com/

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 🙂

http://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/

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To learn all about NASA’s exploration of Mars please go to: http://mars.nasa.gov/

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