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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

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

~ Current Dates and Topics for Stardust from February to Sept  2019 ~
~ Happy New Year to all our Stardust kids ~

Thursday 7th February 2019
Topic – Our Amazing Solar System

There are so many incredible spacecraft exploring our Solar System
Come along to the library to hear all about them 🙂

Thursday 7th March 2019
Topic – How to find your way around the Night Sky
Noeleen will show you how to discover wonderful space objects
From your own backyard!

Thursday 4th April 2019
~ Starlight Party ~
Stardust Junior Astronomy Club celebrates 8th Birthday…WooHoo!!!
Please bring along some food to share in the shape of a Stars 🙂

Did you know that Stars are all different colours…I wonder why?
Lets find out at our Starlight Party

Thursday 2nd May 2019
No Stardust Club today, Noeleen will be away
Taking photos of the Arabian night skies 🙂

Thursday 6th June 2019
Topic – Black Holes
Black holes are the strangest objects in the Universe
Come along to the library to find out all about them!

Thursday 4th July 2019
Topic – Footsteps on the Moon
This month we celebrate 50 years since man first walked
On the surface of the Moon
Come along to the library to hear all about it 😉

Thursday 1st August 2019
Topic – WOW! A Helicopter on Mars?
How exciting the new Mars2020 mission will have a helicopter on board
How are they going to get it there…and what’s it going to discover!

Thursday 5th September 2019
Topic –Space Travel
Lets go on a visit to space…Woohoo!!!

Thursday 3rd October 2019
Topic – Our Amazing Solar System
Our Earth belongs to a huge family of objects called the Solar System
Come along to the library to hear and learn all about it 🙂

Thursday 7th November 2019
Topic – Aliens…Wow…could they really be out there?
Lets explore were astronomers think life may be in the Universe
And have some fun making our own space aliens

Thursday 5th December 2019
“Star Wars Christmas Party”
 Dress up as your favourite character from Star Wars for a fun space party!
Please bring along a plate of food to share
Prizes for best dress and lucky door prize too 🙂

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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Next Event!

Stardust Junior Astronomy Club
Thursday 7th May 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 7th May 2020 from 4pm - 5pm (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! Bookings are essential please phone the library on (07) 55817220 Coordinator: Noeleen Lowndes (SAS member)
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