Celebrating 20 years
since the establishment of the Newcastle Astronomical Society
May you have clear skies!
Welcome to Newcastle Astronomical Society.
As a NAS Member, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Astronomy as well as share your knowledge.
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NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has been crippled by the failure of one of the reaction wheels that keep it pointed, the space agency is announcing this afternoon, according to astronomers close to the situation.
Happy Mother’s Day. Many mother’s have contributed to astronomy and here is a reminder of the many important contributions of women to our science.
Astronomer and educator Andrew Fraknoi shares astronomical images, news, and resources with students, teachers, and the public below is a page he has dedicated to women in astronomy…
Here is a shot of the next large sunspot coming into view on the sun. AR11745 is a big one, and some of its activities were seen before it reached the rim with a few solar flares being active. Taken with my 127ED refractor and using a ASI120MM camera and Baader Solar Wedge. Stacked in Autostakkert2 and wavelets applied in Registax 6 and then cropped in PS.
These amazing Milky Way images were taken at this year’s South Pacific Star Party at Ilford NSW by NAS member Brad le Brocque. The third image is of Antares (α Scorpii, α Sco, Alpha Scorpii) a red super giant star in the Milky Way Galaxy and the sixteenth brightest in the nighttime sky.
image of eclipse by David Hough
More images here….www.iceinspace.com.au forum
First images hot of the press by Ghul Hussain…
NB: Never look directly at the Sun without the proper eye protection.
As you may be aware, there is an upcoming *partial* Solar Eclipse early on the morning of Friday 10 May (just over a week away). The eclipse will be annular along a path across northern Australia, but partial for everyone else.