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Australian scientist’s amazing discovery

11th November 2014: AAL congratulates two of our Directors, Brian Schmidt and Brian Boyle, who shared in the prestigious 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, for their role in the unexpected discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating.


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Total Lunar Eclipse 8th October 2014

The “blood moon”, as it’s called by many, is actually the moon appearing orange or red as a result of sunlight scattering off the atmosphere.

This blood moon is just the second of four consecutive lunar eclipses with another one set to occur on April 4, 2015 and then again on September 28, 2015. The series of four successive lunar eclipses is referred to as a tetrad – and in the 21st century alone, there will be eight tetrads which is a rare phenomena.
NAS members images.

Scott Alder






Lydia Macokatic


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NAS President Ghul Hussain

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Comet Siding Spring 2013 imaged by Scott Alder


NAS member Scott Alder imaged comet Siding Spring taken 11th September 2014.image

I got this pic tonight taken with the 10 inch scope. Its 18 x 30 second
images, could not go longer then 30 secs as comet was moving too fast.



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NAS Committee 2014-2015


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September NAS meeting


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Occultation of Saturn by the Moon, Monday 4th August 2014

NAS members images of the occultation event.


Scott Alder – imaged from Wallsend NSW

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Brad Le Brocque- imaged from Rathmines Park NSW

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