Calendar

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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.

Society meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Public viewing nights are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Committee meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of all months but December.

 FOR THE LATEST UPDATES, SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
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 Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
11th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
MAY 3rd

Society Meeting
a
nd AGM

via ZOOM - email our President
10th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  26th Committee Meeting ZOOM
  27-29th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
JUNE 7th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
14th  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 JULY 5th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
12th  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
  29-31st ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp 
 AUGUST 2nd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
12th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
   25th Committee Meeting ZOOM
SEPTEMBER  6th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 13th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  22nd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 OCTOBER 4th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 11th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  14-16th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
  27th Committee Meeting ZOOM
 NOVEMBER 1st Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
8th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
DECEMBER TBA Christmas Party  For current members
 
 
 

 

 

For other RAS public events please follow us on Facebook


DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS, ALL SOCIETY MEETINGS IN 2021 WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.

Please email our President for the ZOOM invite links.

Society meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Public viewing nights are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Committee meetings are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of all months but December.

 FOR THE LATEST UPDATES, SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
MONTH DATE TYPE MORE INFORMATION
FEBRUARY 2nd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
9th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
MARCH 2nd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
9th Public Viewing

CANCELLED
 on Thursday 11th as well

APRIL 6th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
13th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  22nd Committee Meeting ZOOM
MAY 4th

Society Meeting
a
nd AGM

via ZOOM - email our President
11th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  27th Committee Meeting ZOOM
JUNE 1st Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
11-13th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
22nd Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  24th Committee Meeting ZOOM
 JULY 6th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
13th  Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  22nd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 AUGUST 3rd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 6-8th

ASTROCAMP

Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp 
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN

10th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
Cancelled due to weather
  26th Committee Meeting ZOOM
SEPTEMBER  7th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 14th Public Viewing CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WIND - TRY 16 Sep
Doug Tiller Reserve
  23rd Committee Meeting ZOOM
 OCTOBER 5th Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 12th Public Viewing

THU ALSO CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT
Doug Tiller Reserve

  28th Committee Meeting ZOOM
 NOVEMBER 2nd Society Meeting via ZOOM - email our President
 5-7th ASTROCAMP Glengarry Boys Brigade Camp
16th Public Viewing Doug Tiller Reserve
  19th Astro Workshop via ZOOM - email our President
  25th Committee Meeting ZOOM
DECEMBER TBA Christmas Party  For current members

 

See 2022 Calendar

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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Thanks to all the committee members from 2019/2020!

The new crew for 2020/2021 is:

President: Rhondda

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Phone President: 0403 185 586

Vice President: Janice

Secretary: Suewana

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Treasurer: Ray

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Bendigo Bank
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