Viewing Nights

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DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS, ALL SOCIETY MEETINGS IN 2022 WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.

Please email our President for the ZOOM invite links.

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MONTH DATE TYPE MORE INFORMATION
JANUARY 27th Committee Meeting ZOOM
FEBRUARY 1st Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
8th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
MARCH 1st Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
8th Public Viewing

or on Thursday 10th instead

  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
APRIL 5th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
12th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
  28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
MAY 3rd

Public Viewing

Doug Tiller Reserve
10th Society Meeting
a
nd AGM
via ZOOM - email our President
  26th Committee Meeting ZOOM
  27-29th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
JUNE 14th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
21st  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 JULY 12th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
NO Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
  29-31st ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp 
 AUGUST 9th Society Meeting

 

6:30 pm BBQ then 7:30 pm meeting and viewing at Wellington Point Recreation Reserve Boat Ramp near the jetty. 

If rainy, then via ZOOM - email our President

16th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  21st Bunnings Sausage Sizzle email our President for details
   25th Committee Meeting ZOOM
SEPTEMBER  13th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 20th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  29th Committee Meeting ZOOM (note change for this month only)
 OCTOBER 1st Observe The Moon
Public Function
Rained Out
  11th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 18th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  14-16th ASTROCAMP
CANCELLED

Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
CANCELLED

  26th ASTRO SESSION 7 pm on Zoom (same link as Social Meetings)
  27th Committee Meeting ZOOM
 NOVEMBER 8th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
15th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
DECEMBER 6th Christmas Party

 For current members
6:30 pm for 7:00 pm at Alexandra Hills Hotel

 
 
 

 

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DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS, ALL SOCIETY MEETINGS IN 2023 WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.

Please email our President for any of the ZOOM invite links.

 FOR THE LATEST UPDATES, SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
MONTH DATE TYPE MORE INFORMATION
JANUARY 24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
FEBRUARY 7th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
14th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  21st Technology Night ZOOM
  23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
MARCH 7th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
14th Public Viewing

Doug Tiller Reserve

  21st Technology Night ZOOM
  23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
APRIL 4th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
  11th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  18th Technology Night ZOOM
  27th Committee Meeting ZOOM
MAY 2nd

Society Meeting
a
nd AGM

via ZOOM - email our President
  9th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  16th Technology Night ZOOM
  19th-21st ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
  25th Committee Meeting ZOOM
JUNE 6th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
13th  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  20th Technology Night ZOOM
   22nd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 JULY 4th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
11th  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
  14th-16th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp 
  18th Technology Night ZOOM
 AUGUST 1st Society Meeting

 via ZOOM - email our President

8th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  15th Technology Night ZOOM
  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
SEPTEMBER  5th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 12th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  19th Technology Night ZOOM
  28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
OCTOBER  3rd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 10th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  17th Technology Night ZOOM
  21st

International Observe
The Moon Night

Doug Tiller Reserve
  26th Committee Meeting ZOOM
 NOVEMBER 7th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
14th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  21st Technology Night ZOOM
  23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
DECEMBER TBA Christmas Party

 For current members
Location etc TBA

 
 

 

School Nights:

  • The Redlands Astronomical Society is commited to assisting the local community and school groups with respect to astronomy.
  • Typical activities are Night Sky Viewing with telescopes, guided Laser Pen tours etc. We can Manage groups of 20-25 in rotations.
  • Whilst attending RAS Members are Blue Card Holders, we do ask that teachers attend with their students to assist and participate.
  • We do ask a modest donation to assist with equipment maintence and travel costs etc.
  • We are weather dependant (Clear Skies a must) as we do not currently have a classroom program.
  • As an amateur group we do like early notice and we limit our selves a few functions each year (Get in early - Contact our President).

Expectations:

Pending the time of Year we can expect to see our major planets: Saturn (Rings & 2-3 moons), Venus, Mars, Jupiter (4 Galilean Moons), Asterism's and Globular Star clusters, Southern Cross (Finding south and basic navigation), bright nebulae etc and occasionally our Moon.

Here are some images of what we may be able to view. (most images will appear as Monochrome to the human eye)

venusschool saturnschool Jupiter2School planetary clusterschool moonschool

For Teachers:

SCHOOL NIGHT PLANNING

RAS members have developed some simple activities sheets for various ages that will help make the viewing evening more relevant and interesting to students of all ages.

DOWNLOAD a School Planner, a Moon Rise Sheet and Activity Sheets below.

We would appreciate any feedback from schools or educators to help us improve these activities. Note: Activity Sheet approx 4MB download

 planner  moon  activ

 

The following video was shot at a school night. The movement is real time with the Moon moving through a 5" telescope and a DSLR camera attached to the back. Note: Caption/Google annotations do not work on IOS mobile devices (go figure Google?)

NASA has some excellent school based programs available online, e.g.

 

 

NASA School Project
About "Solar System Math" “Solar System Math” is a series of four classroom lessons centered on pre-algebra topics such as measurement, unit conversion, ratio and proportion, scale, data analysis, and data representation. The downloadable software application, What’s the Difference, supports the lessons with engaging multimedia that accurately illustrates the size, distance, and composition of the bodies in our solar system as well as key concepts such as transfer orbit and synodic period. By exploring key attributes of our solar system’s planets and major moons, students decide where humans should next explore. These lessons were developed in response to a needs-assessment conducted for the NASA Explorer Schools and are aligned with national math standards for grades 5-8. The lessons and What’s the Difference software nicely blend science and math through quality hands-on investigations, multimedia, and paper-and-pencil activities. READ MORE > > > http://quest.nasa.gov/vft/#wtd

 

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President: Rhondda

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Vice President: Suewana

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