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Stardust Junior Astronomy Club

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Have you ever wanted to learn about this amazing universe that you live in?
Have you ever wanted to know where to find the constellations in the night sky?

Would you really like to see craters on the Moon or view the magnificent rings of Saturn
Or see the giant planet Jupiter through a telescope?

 Then come along to the Stardust Junior Astronomy Club
Held at the Runaway Bay Library (For ages between 6 to 12 years old)

Bookings are essential please phone the Runaway Bay Library (07) 55817220 or email runlibrary@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Presented by – Noeleen Lowndes (Southern Astronomical Society) (Lifetime Member)

~ Current Dates and Topics for Stardust from February to May  2020 ~

PLEASE NOTE: Due to all the Gold Coast City libraries being closed because of the Corona virus there will be no Stardust Club for many months.
Please still enjoy the wonderful night sky in your own garden and go to NASA’s Space Place website to find some fun space activities at: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

To download a Star map for the Southern Hemisphere, go to the Skymaps.com website at: http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Please keep safe and well and I’ll see you all again soon, Happy Stargazing, Noeleen 🙂

Thursday 6th February 2020

Topic – To The Moon & Back

Lets have fun at the library today and imagine going to the Moon
Just like the NASA’s Apollo astronauts did many years ago 🙂

Thursday 5th March 2020 (6pm to 7.00pm)

*** Special Lunar Event for Stardust Children ***

Lets have a look at the real Moon through a large telescope
(Viewing outside the library…please bring along your own telescopes too)

Thursday 2nd April 2020

~ No Stardust Club today as Noeleen is away overseas ~

 Thursday 7th May 2020 (It’s our 9th Birthday Party)

~ Lets have an ‘Out of this World’ Space Party ~
Please bring along a plate of food to share
And lets make a cosmic space rock to take home…Wow!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to all the Gold Coast City libraries being closed because of the Corona virus there will be no Stardust Club for many months.

Please still enjoy the wonderful night sky in your own garden and go to NASA’s Space Place website to find some fun space activities at: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

To download a Star map for the Southern Hemisphere, go to the Skymaps.com website at: http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Please keep safe and well and I’ll see you all again soon, Happy Stargazing, Noeleen 🙂

 

Fraser Smith is a *Star* at the Stardust Junior Astronomy Club

It was a very exciting time late last month when the media contacted us for a story on the Super, Blue, Blood Moon to go into the newspapers. Chris Honnery a reporter from the Courier Mail contacted both Jenny and myself to do a story but he wanted to try and have a child with a telescope in the article.

In comes our star Fraser, who’s one of the Stardust children from my astronomy club at the Runaway Library, Fraser’s mum Bronwyn is one of our new members at SAS and she was very happy to give permission for her son to be in the article about this special lunar eclipse.

The whole process had to be done in just a couple of hours to meet the deadline for the paper, so Jenny quickly set up her telescope at her place and Julie supplied the SAS t-shirt (Yay!) with Bronwyn providing our budding junior astronomer ‘Fraser’…so great team work everyone!

At our Stardust astronomy session at the library on the 1st February, Fraser proudly showed off his picture that was in the newspaper and told the other children all about it, so now you are a little star Fraser 🙂 Noeleen Lowndes

Photo1. Fraser in the Courier Mail on the 31st January 2018.
Photo 2. Fraser proudly showing off the newspaper at the Stardust club at the library.
Photo 3. Fraser and Noeleen with there newspaper articles with SAS being mentioned, the media did a wonderful job of advertising the event, it was just such a shame that it was cloudy.

Credit: Article written by Chris Honnery from the Courier Mail (Brisbane)

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Stardust Junior Astronomy Club
Thursday 6th August 2020 Runaway Bay Library,
 Lae Drive, Runaway Bay    
Have you ever wanted to learn about the amazing universe that you live in? Then come along to Runaway Bay Library’s astronomy club for juniors (Aged between 6 to 12 years old) Thursday 6th August 2020 from 4pm - 5pm Coordinator: Noeleen Lowndes (SAS member) PLEASE NOTE: Due to all the Gold Coast City libraries being closed because of the Corona virus there will be no Stardust Club for many months.Please still enjoy the wonderful night sky in your own garden and go to NASA’s Space Place website to find some fun space activities at: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ To download a Star map for the Southern Hemisphere, go to the Skymaps.com website at: http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html Please keep safe and well and I’ll see you all again soon, Happy Stargazing, Noeleen :-)
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