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World Record Stargazing Event – Friday 21st August 6.00 – 9.00pm (With record update and photos)

Noeleen Lowndes - August 8, 2015

 

~ You are invited to be part of this wonderful event for Science Week ~

The Southern Astronomical Society supports ‘Science Week’ with a World Record Stargazing Attempt being organized by The Hon Karen Andrews MP the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry & Science Federal Member for McPherson.

The All Saints Anglican School at Highfield Drive Merrimac is hosing the event and the Stargazing will be held on there large school oval with members from the Southern Astronomical Society kindly providing there large telescopes for everyone to look through.

There will be lots of food available on the night and also a live-streamed link from Mt Stromlo Observatory with astronomers giving talks, including a presentation by noble prize winner Prof. Brian Schmidt.

You can bring your own telescope or a pair of binoculars on the night to participate in the event, or purchase a telescope for only $5.50. But you must be very quick to order the telescopes by the 12th August so they can be delivered on time for the night.

Entry is free – but to be part of the world record you must register!
Go to the eventbrite ticketing section on the Facebook Event page:

www.facebook.com/events/465352910311941/

Please Remember: Don’t forget to bring along your World Record Stargazing ticket so it can be scanned on the night to go in for the record attempt.

Come along and have a wonderful night of stargazing and hopefully we can make our record of 800 people looking at the night sky 🙂

Latest update on the Guinness World Record for Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Sites in a Country. (Australia)

As of the 4th September 2015 we are still waiting for confirmation, but as you see from the numbers below Australia has smashed the current record of 3007 from Mexico…but it has to be made official by the Guinness Book of Records.

MP Karen Andrews office will let us know as soon as they do, the latest information is from the Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/events/465352910311941/

Current tally is 8366 with 38 sites having reporting evidence. There were 3 sites, which were rained out, one site which didn’t meet the Guinness requirements and several which withdrew due to logistical difficulties. We’re still waiting on evidence from other sites which will be finalised by COB Monday when we submit our evidence pack to Guinness World Records. We’re hoping for confirmation of Australia’s newest world record by Thursday.

(Please see all the details for the night on the event flyer below and some images from the Stargazing Record night) 

1b.Paper bulletin

Copyright: Gold Coast Bulletin Photo: Glenn Hampson

Stargazing World Record flyer 1c.Header for event 2.Stargazing event NLowndes 3.Warwick telescope 4.Lyn Julie Noeleen 5.Ray Telescope 6.Hans Telescope 7.Michael and Joe 8.Karen and Brendan1 9.Karen and Brendan2 10.Michael New 11.People Warrick Telescope 12.Allison and friend 13.People Stargazing 14.Hans grandchildren 15.People 16.Stargazing cer

SAS welcomes you to attend ‘Jupiter in the Park’ Saturday 28th March 2015

Noeleen Lowndes - March 27, 2015

Have you ever wanted to see the magnificent planet Jupiter through a large telescope or see the lunar craters on the surface of the Moon?

Then come along to our ‘Jupiter in the Park’ evening where our members will be setting up there large telescopes for a FREE viewing night for this Saturday, along The Esplanade waterfront near Mallard Avenue at Paradise Point, from 6.30-9.30pm.

Our local newspaper the Gold Coast Sun have kindly advertised our event in this weeks edition, please also see more details on our events page, and come along for a wonderful night of stargazing, compliments of the Southern Astronomical Society on the Gold Coast.

SAS Jupiter Flyer~ SAS Jupiter in the Park ~

~ Update of our Jupiter in the Park event on the Gold Coast ~

Unfortunately the weather let us done again, but still a couple of hundred people turned up hoping to view the Moon and Jupiter through our telescopes. Even though we were not able to see much of the sky we spend a lot of time talking with many people about the night sky.

The children just loved looking through the telescopes even through it was just at the clouds 🙂

All images presented are complements of Duncan Gillespie…thank you Duncan.

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Jupiter in the Park – Public Field Night – Sat, March 28th

Noeleen Lowndes - February 17, 2015

SAS Jupiter FlyerSaturday the 28th March from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Come along for a FREE viewing of the beautiful planet Jupiter

‘Esplanade North Park’ The Esplanade at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast (Opposite Mallard Ave)

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