Archive for the ‘Special Event’ Category
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.
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)
Julie Lancaster - January 26, 2017
The World Science Festival is on again in Brisbane from 22 March 2017. There is a variety of events covering many aspects of science, including astronomy. Some events are free and others range from $10 upwards but generally cost around $30. Try to fit in as much as you can on the one day to make it worth while. The program listing is now available. Get in quick, some events are already booked out. http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/events/2017-program-listing/
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*
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.
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:
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)
Julie Lancaster - November 17, 2015
|World Science Festival Brisbane|
|9 to 13 March 2016, throughout Brisbane.
|It’s Brisbane’s turn to host this international event. What a great opportunity to catch world renowned scientists right here on our doorstep. Check the link for program details and ticketing.|
Julie Lancaster - September 15, 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.