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AstroBash 39th

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Dear Astronomers,

Sincere thanks to all who signed up for AstroBash 39. For the past few days in Melaka, it had been a blast for me and I truly hope that everyone of you enjoyed the clear skies as much as I did.

From the process of planning and execution, I realised that we are bound to face unexpected challenges regardless of our preparation. And critical steps should have been taken more quickly to react to any hiccups on the spot and remain collected. Thank you all for being so patient and understanding.

Astrobash is truly a good time for you and your friends to hang out and enjoy the night sky together. The experience of looking up into the night sky outside of the light polluted Singapore is fantastic. This is also the reason why we have Astrobash to allow more people to get the chance to experience and see the beautiful night sky.

Do look forward to the next AstroBash ! This time it is likely possible that you can see the milky way with your own naked eyes! You may visit http://www.nusas.org/astrobash/ or fb.com/groups/nusas to check out for any updates on AstroBash in future!

Thank You,
Lim Shu Xin
NUS Astronomical Society 19th Executive Committee
Project Director (Astrobash)

AstroBash 38 Sign Up Closure

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Dear everyone,

Sincere thanks to all who signed up or showed interest in AstroBash 38. We hit our maximum capacity quite some time ago and it was rather unexpected. Thanks everyone for their interest.

If you were unable to sign up for this AstroBash, do not worry, you may contact us for other Astronomical retreats during the May-June holidays, or you can look forward to the next AstroBash in December.

AstroBash 38 sign up is now closed.

AstroBash 38 (Max Capacity reached)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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Once in awhile, the Astronomical Society will decide to travel slightly further (in the SEA region) to explore new places suitable for astronomical retreats. This time, the 38th installment of AstroBash will see to that.

During a meet up with our friends from the Nanyang Technological University Astronomical Society, we heard from their experiences of their trip to Langkawi. Realizing that we have not venture to that area yet, we decided to give a try.

After 2 months of planning (with some procrastination in between ?), the plan to go to Langkawi was finally close to finalization and we are actually going to fly there!

So here’s the details:

Date: 10 – 13th May 2016

Accomodation:
Simfoni Resort Langkawi

We will be staying in suites with rooms for 2 persons each.You may request for special room arrangement and we will do our best to accommodate to your needs.

Highlights of the trip:
Visit to Langkawi National Observatory (they have a 20″ RCOS telescope)
Island hopping

Prices:
Members and past AstroBash Participants: S$290
Non-members: S$320
Group of 4 Discount: Sign up as a group of 4 to receive additional S$10 discount each from the above prices each! (Eg. if 4 non-members sign up together as a group then you will only be charged S$310 each)

IMPORTANT UPDATE!
Due to an overwhelming response for Astrobash 38, however, we have reached our maximum capacity for this trip. Please note that we will currently be placing all additional sign-ups on waiting list. The registration survey will still be open until the 22nd April deadline if you wish to include your name in the waiting list.

The organising committee has decided to formally introduce a closing date for registration after taking into consideration of possible changes in ticket prices. Sign up and make payment before 22nd April to secure the stated price and your place for AstroBash XXXVIII!

The above prices includes 4D3N accommodation, air travel tickets, coach transports, city tour and a bbq dinner. (room taxes and surcharges included)
Note: Other meals are not included (subject to changes)

Join us in this trip and look forward to wonderful day time activities and a great time under the night sky!

To join us, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/astrobash38

If you have any inquiries, feel free to drop us a message at nusastrobash@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

Clear Skies!

AstroBash 37 (Registration has closed)

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Registration for AstroBash 37 has closed! As we have reached the maximum participant capacity for the event, the organising committee has decided to close the registration prematurely from the extended registration deadline (9 December 2015). If you were unable to sign up for this Astrobash, fret not, for we will be back for AstroBash 38 during the summer break in 2016. Stay tuned and happy holidays!

“Dear Astronomers!
The Astrobash event is back for its 37th series! This time we will be heading back to A’famosa Resort in Malacca. I believe you and I are looking forward to another relaxing and fun trip after the end of a hectic semester, so do look out the following details of this trip!”

Details are as follows:

Date: 13 – 16th December 2015

Accomodation:
A’famosa Resort Malacca
We will be staying in the 4 room resort villas. You may request for special room arrangement and we will do our best to accommodate to your needs.

g3-228x147The layout of the 4rm Resort Villa that we will staying in!

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Highlights of the trip:
Geminids Meteor Shower
Malacca City Tour

Prices:
Members and past AstroBash Participants: S$250
Non-members: S$280
Group of 4 Discount: Sign up as a group of 4 to receive additional S$10 discount from the above prices each!
The above prices includes 4D3N villa accommodation, 2-way coach transport, city tour and a bbq dinner. (room taxes and surcharges included)
Note: Other meals are not included

Join us in this trip and look forward to wonderful day time activities and a great time under the night sky!

To join us, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/ov288r5

Registration Deadline: 3 December 2015

If you have any inquiries, feel free to drop us a message at nusastro@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Clear Skies!

NUS Astronomical Society

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Dear Astronomers!

As the Chinese saying goes, “good things come in pairs,” this semester we will be having not 1 but 2 Astro Bash! We will be heading to Tioman Island, Malaysia in June 2015 for Astro Bash XXXVI. So if you were disappointed that you were not able to attend Astro Bash XXXV Bandung, Indonesia later in May, you may join us for Astro Bash XXXVI Tioman Island!

Details are as follows:

Astro Bash XXXVI (Tioman)
Date: 18th – 21st June 2015
Location of stay: Paya Beach Resort, Tioman Island, Malaysia
Prices
Non-member: S$350/270(Twins/Quad Room)
Member/Ex-Astrobasher: S$340/S$260 (Twins/Quad Room)
Sub-comm members receive a further $10 discount upon confirmation.

Prices includes 3 night accommodation, room taxes and surcharges, insurance and two way transfer [coach]!

Register here!

Early bird discount!
Limited to the first 5 signups: you will receive $20 discount off the above mentioned quoted price!

Accommodation

Paya Beach Resort

 

Yeap, you’ve seen it right, we will be staying at Paya Beach Resort!

Quad accommodation at the Standard Chalet

Twins accommodation at the Standard Beach Front Chalet - ideal for couples

Beach volleyball on the beaches of Tioman!

 

There will be lots of fun activities possible on Tioman Island for everyone during the day followed by night sky observation at night. So if you are feeling adventurous this is definitely your trip of choice!

Register with us now here.

Or for more information, you may email us at nuastrobash@gmail.com

Alternatively, you may contact Rida @ 9199 2547
Clear Skies!

Astro Bash XXXV is here!

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Hi Astronomers!

The Bosscha Observatory, can clearly see the Orion in the sky as well!

Astro Bash is back and better this time round! Astro Bash XXXV we will be heading down to…. Lembang Indonesia! Much of our observation will be done at Bosscha Observatory which houses a 28″ Schmidt telescope!

Volcano eruption!

Did someone say volcanoes?!

Yeap, that’s right! We will be taking a look at some VOLCANOES during the trip! Not to worry, they will be dormant volcanoes, so no danger there.

Tangkuban Perahu, a dormant volcano situated 30 km north of the city of Bandung, Indonesia.

Not to mention that this also means that there will be HOT SPRINGS!

Followers of the Amazing Race would know about the hot springs at Tangkuban Perahu as during Amazing Race 23. The roadblock at Leg 9 had teams cooking hardboiled eggs in the hot springs of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano, so what would you give to feel like an Amazing Race participant yourself!

And hence, I’m sure you are all excited to find out more about the trip, the details are as follows:

Date: 15-18th May 2015

Prices

Non-member: S$360/S$320 (Twins/Quad Room)
Member/Ex-Astrobasher: S$350/S$310 (Twins/Quad Room)
Subcomm members receive a further $10 discount upon confirmation.

Prices includes 3 night accommodation with breakfast daily, room taxes and surcharges, insurance and two way transfer [coach +airfare], and the end of trip group dinner!

Early bird discount!
Limited to the first 5 signups: you will receive $10 discount off the above mentioned quoted price!

Accomodation

We will be staying at…

Grand Hotel Lembang, Indonesia

So with plenty of sightseeing, relaxing time at Astro Bash XXXV, Lembang, Indonesia, what a trip not to be missed!

Register with us now here.

Or for more information, you may email us at nuastrobash@gmail.com

Alternatively, you may contact Rida @ 9199 2547

Astro Bash XXXV is here!

Clear Skies!

NUS Astronomical Society

Astro Bash XXXIV

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Hey Astronomers out there!

Yes, that’s you! Good news ahead!

Astro Bash XXIV is coming right up at the end of the semester and I know all of us out there are excited to find out more, so do read on.

This time we will be heading to… *drum roll*

… MALACCA, MALAYSIA!

LocationA’Famosa Resort Malacca, Malaysia

Here are some enticing photos for your eyes to feast upon.

So how do you like that!

The details are as follows:

Date: 12th to 15th December 2014

Prices$250 for members and ex-AstroBashers, $270 for non-members

You may request for special room arrangement and we will do our best to accommodate to your needs.

The price includes: insurance, 2-way transport by coach (SGP-MAL, MAL-SGP) and 4D3N Villa stay (room taxes and surcharges included).

Note: Meals are not included.

Early bird discount!
Limited to the first 10 signups: you will receive $20 discount off the above mentioned quoted price!

The highlight of the trip would be the chance to view the Geminids Meteor Shower!

*hint hint**perfect* *cough* *for* *couples*

Do look forward to wonderful day time activities and a great time under the night sky!

Wait no longer, here’s what you need to do: SIGN UP HERE.

Astro Bash XXXIV
Astro Bash XXXIV

Astro Bash XXXIII!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Hello Astonomers!

Hope everything is well!

Our Astro Bash XXXIII is coming up right after the semester ends! It will be an exciting trip, so don’t miss your chance to go for it!

This time, we are going to Pulau Tioman, Malaysia!

Details

Date: 10/05/14 to 12/05/14

Place: Tioman Paya Resort, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

(you can refer to their website for more information on amenities! http://www.tiomanpayaresort.com.my/)

Price: Member Non-Member
2 way, quad sharing room $210 $225
2 way,triple sharing room $210 $225
1 way,quad sharing room $210 $225
1 way,quad sharing room $210 $225
Early Bird Price $205 $220

 

Note: There will be only 4 triple sharing room and 8 quad sharing room available, and will be granted on a first come first serve basis where all of the 3 or 4 participants in the room sign up!

*Tours are subject to availability from the time you make payment.

What now?

1. Sign up!

Sign up today at http://tinyurl.com/abxxxiii

2. Fill up Forms!

Fill up the NOK detail form at (http://tinyurl.com/abxxxiiiNOK), Indemnity form as well as the Swimming declaration form (see attached).

Please hand up the Indemnity Form / Swimming Declaration form when you make payment to treasurers or alternatively you can scan and send an email back to us with the completed form.

3. Make Payment!

Please make payment within 3 days (or it will result in an automatic withdrawal of application)

Do note to make payment for the trip only, not the optional tour. We will be collecting the payment for the optional tour at a later date.

·      I-banking:

You can make payment of $210/$225 to POSB Savings 403-43898-7 and also email a screenshot or your invoice to this email address (include your bank account number so that we know it is you).

·      Payment by cash:

For payment by cash, do contact our treasurers for a meet up. Try to bring the exact amount.

Ong Yu Jia – 9735 9092

Brandon Chen – 8182 8428

*But wait! Am I Early Bird? At the top of the registration form, please look out whether early bird is still available. If so, please do wait up to 1 working day for us to contact you whether you are one of the first 5 people to get the special early bird price.

4. Apply for Subcomm

If you wish to apply for NUS Astro Bash XXXIII Subcomm position, please indicate your interest at the end of the registration form!

Benefits: Pay only $210 and get a Free T-shirt!

Requirements: To help the NUS Exco with the management and administrative portions of the trip.

Clear Skies,

NUS Astronomical Society

Astro Bash XXXII!

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Hello Everyone!

Our ASTROBASH XXXII is coming up after the semester ends! It will be an exciting trip, so don’t miss it! :)
This time, we are going to Koh Yao Noi, Phuket (Thailand!)

The details are as follows:
Date: 12/12/2013 to 14/12/2013
Place : Koh Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand
Early-bird Price (by 21st October) : $240 for members and ex-AstroBashers, $250 for non-members

It’ll be a trip that you won’t regret as there’ll be Geminids (Meteor Shower) and Comet ISON!
Do look forward to the amazing night sky! :)

Come on, what are you waiting for? Sign up today at http://tinyurl.com/abxxxii (Do sign-up early to receive the early bird discount!)

Registration for AB XXX is now OPEN!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Note : Updated to reflect changes in Hotel

Hi Astronomy Enthusiasts!


A new semester means that we are going to a new place outs
ide Singapore to stargaze! Astrobash is back!
This time, NUSAS is opening registration for a 3D2N  trip to A’Famosa Resort Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia during the holidays from 14th December to 16th December 2012!

Melaka is listed as a historical city center. It is well-known for its heritage center and local Malay delicacies.
A’Famosa Resort Hotel is located approximately 30 km away from the Melaka city center which makes this resort a good place to stargaze.
We follow the free and easy style and provide chalet, two-way transport and travel insurance. We provide two types of chalet :
1. Standard room (4 pax/room)
Member / Ex-Astrobasher : S$160
Nonmember                      : S$170
2. Deluxe room (2 pax/room)
Member / Ex-Astrobasher : S$225

Nonmember                      : S$235

We will observe star clusters that are very difficult to be observed in Singapore. If the sky is good enough, we hope that we will be able to see the Geminids meteor shower.
To maximize your trip in Melaka, we are planning to go to the city center on the second day, 15th December 2012. However, the expenses are excluded from the Astrobash registration price.

Refund policy: We do not issue refunds once payment has been made. 
If you are interested, please register at http://tinyurl.com/astrobash30. Places are limited! Should you have any query, you may contact Veena at 81699862 or email to nusastro@gmail.com.


Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society