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World Science Festival – Brisbane 2017

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/

 

~ 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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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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PixInsight BBQ and Workshop July 9th Saturday Night

Dylan O'Donnell - May 18, 2016

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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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