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AGM, 5th SEPTEMBER 2020 via video link

Julie Lancaster - August 30, 2020

Due to QLD government COVID restrictions, SAS will be hosting the September 5th meeting online via a video link.  Financial SAS members will receive an updated link via email.

Resumption of SAS meetings 5th September 2020

Julie Lancaster - August 3, 2020

The Southern Astronomical Society general meetings will resume on the 5th of September, 7.30pm at the Oxenford Pony Club.
However, these meetings will be held with an abundance of caution. To ensure we meet Australian Government Covid 19 safety guidelines, the following changes have been made;
  • Attendance is limited to 21 members, in addition to current committee members, in order to comply with social distancing measures
  • A register will be provided at the door that needs to be signed on arrival detailing attendee’s full name, phone number and email address
  • Anyone feeling unwell or who may have had contact with a positive case must stay home
  • No food or drinks will be served at the end of the meeting. (Feel free to bring your own coffee if you wish)
Please reply if you plan on attending the September 5th meeting to: starlight4bronwyn@outlook.com
This meeting will also be the club’s 2020 AGM.
In the event of interest exceeding the 21 allowable attendees, preference will be given to financial members and in order of response.
Should there be any change to the current Covid 19 safety guidelines prior to the scheduled meeting, notifications will be sent out should these changes impact current plans.

Southern Astronomical Society supports Star Stuff11

Noeleen Lowndes - April 6, 2018

 

 

Date: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th July 2018

Venue: At Elements of Bryon Resort, Bryon Bay NSW ~ 

After the incredible successful Star Stuff cosmic event of last year, SAS member Dylan O’Donnell has been working very hard to repeat this outstanding astronomical event again for this year, and our astronomy club is very proud to be supporting him with this inspiring ‘Festival of the Cosmos’.

You only have to look at the remarkable line-up of the astronomy and science keynote speakers that are attending to get a feel that this is an astronomical event that you don’t want to miss!

On the weekend will be three renowned international guests attending, Fraser Cain (University Today) Geoff Notkin (Meteorite Expert) and Amy Shira Teitel (Space Historian).

Other renowned guests will be Dr Alan Duffy (Swinburne/ABC) Dr David Malin (AAO), Dr Cathal O’Connell (Cosmos Magazine) comet discover Terry Lovejoy, John Sarkissian (CSIRO), Greg Quicke aka “Space Gandalf”, Gilmour Space Technologies and our own local astronomer Dylan O’Donnell.

There will also be on site daytime solar viewings through dedicated solar telescopes and night time viewings through large telescopes kindly provided by members from the Southern Astronomical Society (weather permitting)

If you are thinking about buying a telescope or any other astronomical equipment, vendors from Celestron and Bintel will be on site to help with all your enquiries.

There will also be other astronomical related retailers attending to tempt you into buying some new astro goodies 🙂

This is a weekend not to be missed with the general admission tickets, at just $129 (AUD), which includes 10 sessions over the two days, plus solar and night time viewings (weather permitting).

The VIP ticket, which costs $259, which includes 10 sessions over the two days, plus solar and night time viewings (weather permitting). It also includes the special VIP dinner with Fraser Cain as the guest speaker for the evening.

As an added bonus, every VIP ticket will go into the draw to win a Celestron Evolution 6 Computerised Telescope worth $2400 (AUD) and the winner will be drawn at the dinner…what a wonderful prize!

To book your tickets please go to the ‘Star Stuff 11′ website at: https://starstuff.com.au

Fraser Cain YouTube video to welcome you to the Star Stuff event at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=81fzKCFMt_8

 

~ SAS Lunar Night for InOMN 28th October 2017 ~

Noeleen Lowndes - October 10, 2017

 

SAS ‘International Observe the Moon Night’ (InOMN)

Saturday the 28th October 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Venue: Woodstock Property at 231 Plunkett Road, Tamborine

Calling all Luna-lovers, come along and enjoy an evening looking at our closest celestial neighbour with members from the SAS.

This InOMN event is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to look up and take notice of our nearest neighbour, the Moon.

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/observe_the_moon_night/

Gold coin entry donation appreciated Sausage sizzle proceeds towards Tamborine Village Lions Clubs projects

***Weather permitting*** 

Contact Bryan for more information: 0431096511 or 0401217347

   flyer InIOM night sat oct 28 2017

 

~ Saturn in the Park ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 19, 2017

 

Members from the Southern Astronomical Society invite you and your family to a viewing of the magnificent planet Saturn and the Moon through our large telescopes.

Come along to the park for a wonderful night under the stars 🙂

Date: Saturday the 30th September from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Place: Esplanade North Park, The Esplanade at Paradise Point (Gold Coast)
(Opposite Mallard Ave on the beachfront)

*Unfortunately if the weather is cloudy the event will be cancelled*

Please see the flyer below for more information on the event:

  

BBQ under the Stars for SAS AGM

Noeleen Lowndes - September 7, 2017

 

Members and there guests are invited to the SAS ‘Annual General Meeting’ for a BBQ under the stars on Saturday 9th September 2017 at our club house at the Ormeau Progress Association Hall starting at 6pm.

Please bring your own meat, drinks and chairs, the SAS committee will supply the salads, bread rolls, condiments and deserts.

If it’s clear please bring along your telescopes for a viewing of the night sky 🙂

See the flyer below for more details:

 

Combined Societies Meeting Friday 28th July at 7.30pm

Noeleen Lowndes - July 27, 2017

 

The 2017 Combined Societies Meeting is being held at the Griffith University’s Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Road, Mt Gravatt starting at 7.30
p.m.

The Meeting is being held in Lecture Theatre Room N16 0.03 in the Macrossan Building (This is the same room as in 2015). Please find a map below to the venue; there is also free undercover parking in the Ridge Carpark (N38) after 7.00
p.m.

This will be an enjoyable evening where a member from each society in South East Queensland will give a presentation; Dylan O’Donnell is our guest speaker on behalf of SAS, and his presentation is titled “Zen and the Art of Selling Out”.

After the meeting a supper will be provided for everybody attending. So please come along and enjoy a great evening with your fellow astronomy and space enthusiasts. Please find a copy of the agenda below and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the night…Noeleen Lowndes (President)

           

SAS get-together at the QLD Museum in Brisbane Saturday the 22nd April at 1.30pm.

Noeleen Lowndes - April 20, 2017

SAS get-together at the QLD Museum in Brisbane

On Saturday afternoon the 22nd April at 1.30pm.

You are invited for a get together to view two exhibits, which are being held at the QLD Museum at South Bank in Brisbane. We will meet at the Museums Collectors Café at 1.30pm and hopefully we’ll have enough time afterwards to have a cup of coffee together.

The first exhibition will be Michael Benson’s Otherworld’s: Visions of our Solar System, which is FREE to enter, and the second exhibition is called, Hadron Collider ‘Where you will step inside the world’s greatest experiment’ (This exhibition ends on the 25th April 2017).

The entry cost for the Hadron Collider exhibition is $15 or less with a concession and you can buy tickets online or when you get there. Please go to the Brisbane Museum website to find out more about these two exhibits at: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au and we’ll look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Noeleen Lowndes (President)

~ Welcome to 2017 to all our Members and Friends ~

Noeleen Lowndes - February 17, 2017

 

This year has started off with a lot of clear and hot weather, here’s hoping it continues so as to provide us with many starry nights to view and capture all the wonders of this amazing universe that we live in 🙂

Our astronomy club usually holds at least three FREE public field nights throughout the year for the community to come and look through our telescopes. Please keep checking our website for these evenings throughout 2017.

Please find below a few photos from some of the great moments we all had in 2016 as we celebrated the clubs 30th Anniversary.

The Southern Astronomical Society
Celebrating Astronomy and Space
*** 1986 to 2016 ***

To find all our general meeting dates for 2017 please go to events link at: http://sas.org.au/events/ or download a current issue of Event Horizon (our clubs EH newsletter) for all the up to the moment happenings within the club.

Warm regards, Noeleen Lowndes (President)

~ 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:

sm_inomn-lunar-flyersm_map-inomn

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