ASAW is the local astronomical society for the Albury-Wodonga region. We have a great group of members, ranging in experience from novice to world-class amateur astronomers. The society has a good range of equipment for members to borrow and there’s plenty of help on offer for purchasing and using equipment.
“Dishing up the Data: Parkes and Apollo 11” with John Sarkissian
Wednesday the 4th of September, 2019
7pm in the Main Lecture Theatre
La Trobe University, Wodonga.
The Australian film, The Dish, highlighted the role played by the Parkes Radio Telescope in tracking and communicating with the Apollo 11 mission. However, the events depicted in this film represent only a single snapshot of the role played by Parkes in the exploration of the Solar System by NASA.
The 2017 October meeting of the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga will feature Special Guest Speaker Greg Bradley. Greg lives in the foothills of the Blue Mountains to the north west of Sydney where he has setup an observatory which he can control from the comfort of his own house. He has also setup another observatory at a dark sky location south of Bathurst.
Next month's meeting of the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga will feature special guest speaker Ken Harrison.
Ken is a former president of the Astronomical Society of Victoria and he has a passion for observing/imaging The Sun and doing Spectroscopy.
Wednesday May 3rd at 7pm in the main lecture theatre at La Trobe University Wodonga.
Dr Tyler Bourke is a Project Scientist with the Square Kilometre Array and is based at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the UK.
He studied at ANU and gained his BSc majoring in Physics. He went on to do a Masters and PhD at UNSW and did his PhD research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Boston (CfA)
He held various positions at the CfA from the early 2000s including 1 ½ years in Hawaii. He has been with the SKA Project since 2013.
His lecture is entitled "The World's Largest Radio Telescope in your Backyard"
On Friday May 13 at 6:30pm come along to Wonga Wetlands, Albury for a unique evening discovering the astronomical traditions of the Wiradjuri people of central NSW. Presented by special guest Trevor Leaman, member of the Australian Indigenous Astronomy Group.
On Wednesday the 3rd of February at 7pm the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga is hosting a presentation and equipment demonstration by local astrophotographer Carl Rainer (http://www.skiesbynight.com
The Summer months are upon us and Orion dominates the night sky. Here's What's Up for December.
Any time of year is a great time to enjoy the night sky, be it a warm summer night or crisp and clear winter evening. By yourself, with family or with friends, there’s a lifetime of ever changing sights to enjoy. But what do you need to do it?
There's plenty to see in the sky this month. Find out what's up for November here.