Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Ipswich Saturn Night CANCELLED

Hi Everyone,

The Ipswich Saturn Night is officially CANCELLED.

The ovals are saturated and vehicle access to set up telescopes is not possible even if it fined up.

We will reschedule the night for March/April next year and make it a Jupiter/Orion Night

A big thanks to Lee for all his work to date organising the night!

I am updating the web site accordingly and letting the local radio station know.


Scenic Rim Astronomy Assoc.
0402 309 047

Ipswich Saturn Night - The Rain

A decision on whether the Saturn Night goes ahead will be made on Saturday by midday.
The forecast says rain till Sunday, so it is likely that if it is not raining, it will be cloudy.
However, we remain positive and will not make the decision to postpone until we are sure the sky will not be viewable.

Please check this site for updates on Saturday.


Monday, June 11, 2012

May Meeting Image

This is a single image from the movie below.  Simply taken with a Nikon 5100 13sec NR on. May 2012

Ipswich Public Viewing Night

See the Ipswich Page for details.

14 July 2012
Old Towoomba Rd Leichhart

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Venus Transit of the Sun

SRAA hosted  viewing of the transit of Venus at St Mary's School.  As well as enjoying this special event ourselves, over 350 primary school students participated as well.  Barry introduced the students to the spectacle using a projected image of the Sun to show them what they were going to see. Members Michael, Rob, Dianne, Anne-Marie, Chris and Mark used several telescopes to provide a close up encounter.  The students were rapt with the event, and I must say, very well behaved and attentive.

It was pyjama day at St Mary's so it was a bit of a surprise when the first class came over all dressed in their PJ's (teachers as well)