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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: https://lateralevents.com/public-events/whats-next-2018/

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

Julie Lancaster - May 29, 2018

Please check the link for details: https://lateralevents.com/public-events/professor-brian-cox-live-2019/

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

 

Total Lunar Eclipse – ‘Blue Blood Supermoon’ 31 Jan 2018

Julie Lancaster - January 28, 2018

Wednesday, 31st January 2018
SAS will be hosting an observing night for members at the Restoration Society Heritage Park from 8:30pm for the total lunar eclipse. This is a special one: not only is an total eclipse, it’s the second full moon in the month (a blue moon) and the moon will be at perigee bringing closer to the Earth and therefore looking larger the usual.  The eclipse begins at 8:51, partial eclipse at 9:48 with totality from 10:51.
More info: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/australia/brisbane

 

Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (BOSS)

Julie Lancaster - January 4, 2018

BOSS team member, Pat Pearl, discovered his first supernova on 15 December 2017. Congratulations Pat ! Santa Claus must have decided Pat had behaved himself in 2017 and deserved an early present. 🙂 Here’s the link the BOSS website for more details:     http://www.bosssupernova.com/

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