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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:
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.

SAS Monthly Meetings & Field Night Requests

Julie Lancaster - March 21, 2020

Owing to the COVID 19 Pandemic crisis and related government regulations regarding indoor gatherings, the SAS monthly meetings are being put on hold till further notice at this stage. SAS will not be able to assist with Field Night requests from groups during the crisis.  The well-being of everyone has to be considered.   STAY SAFE & STAY WELL

SE Qld Combined Societies Meeting 6th December 2019

Julie Lancaster - November 25, 2019

The 2019  SE Qld Combined Societies Meeting will be held on 6th December.
Further details as follows:
Place: University of Qld, St Lucia. Parnell Building (7), Room 222 (where the AAQ hold their meetings)
Time: 7pm for 7:15pm start
Refreshments will be provided following the meeting

International Observe the Moon Night 5th October 2019 – Tamborine

Julie Lancaster - October 3, 2019

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) – come along and check out the Moon.
Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019.  Time: gates open at 5:00 pm for setup, viewing from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Venue: ‘Woodstock’ , 231 Plunkett Road, Tamborine 4270. For more details, see InOMN 2019 Flyer

Library Update

Julie Lancaster - July 24, 2019

The SAS Library has had an update. The books are catalogued and filed according to category.

Library list by colour code 21-11-2019

Check the links to see how the colour coding works.     SAS Library colour code system

International Observe the Moon Night – 20 October 2018

Julie Lancaster - October 1, 2018

The International Observe the Moon Night is being held on Saturday, 20 October at ‘Woodstock’, 231 Plunkett Rd Tamborine.
Please check the flyer for details.


~ Saturn in the Park ~

Noeleen Lowndes - September 1, 2018

~ Saturn in the Park  Saturday 15th September 2018 ~

Members from the Southern Astronomical Society invite you and your family for a viewing of the magnificent planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars along with viewings of the Moon through our large telescopes.

Date: Saturday the 15th September from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

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

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

If you need more information please contact Noeleen Lowndes on Mobile 0407 126452





Prof Kip Thorne with Prof Alan Duffy in Brisbane 13 Sept 2018

Julie Lancaster - May 29, 2018

Tickets go on sale 22 June 2018.  Register for pre-sale offer 14 June 2018

Check the link for more info:

Prof Brian Cox back in Brisbane – 19th June 2019 at BCEC

Julie Lancaster - May 29, 2018

Please check the link for details:

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