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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 (Life Member) Southern Astronomical Society (Gold Coast)

~ Current Dates and Topics for Stardust from February  to May 2018 ~

Thursday 1st February 2018
Topic – Strange Asteroids in our Solar System

Not only do we have Planets, Moons & Comets in our solar system
There are also millions of strange asteroids out there too!

Come along to the library to hear all about them.

Thursday 1st March 2018
Noeleen will be away chasing the Aurora’s in Norway 🙂
(Aurora Borealis in the Arctic Circle)

Thursday 5th April 2018
Topic – The stunning Aurora of the Northern Lights

What causes these magnificent displays of coloured lights in the sky?
Come along to the library to see and hear all about how it happens.

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Topic – Icy Water found on another Planet and other planetary moons!

Wow…NASA has now found frozen icy water in our Solar System!
Come along to the library to hear all about it.

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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