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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 (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 Places are limited! Should you have any query, you may contact Veena at 81699862 or email to

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

AstroBash XXVI @ Avillion Port Dickson

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


How big is the group going to Port Dickson?
We are expecting around 40 pax, its kind of a small group and just big enough to fully occupy a single coach.

When is the deadline for signing up?
There is no exact deadline, but once our quota of 40 pax is filled, we will stop accepting sign ups.
Link for signing up

Can I have a triple-sharing room instead of twin-sharing?
This is yet to be confirmed, there might be a possibility of grouping two odd groups together since as for now, all rooms booked are twin-sharing.

Can non-NUS students join us?
Yes they can.

When are we leaving/coming back?
Expect to leave Singapore early morning on the 13th December and return around 7 to 8pm at night on the 15th December. The trip to Port Dickson takes roughly 5 hrs.

What is the itinerary like?
During the day, it is basically free and easy. We recommend sharing a cab and heading to Port Dickson town to see the sights and enjoy the cheaper amenities there, or you can just head to the beach, or simply just laze around in your rooms.
As for the night, the society will set up an observation site (with an 8inch and 6inch telescope) at the beach and will be there till as late as possible. Meteor showers, if under clear conditions, tend to peak after midnight.  Participants are free to join us whenever they wish. (Though we will usually be there from 9pm to 3am++)

How are the administrative/payment details settled?
Everything is settled online. Once the participants are confirmed, we will be sending the necessary procedures to the email. Payment can be done through iBanking into our account, though cash payment is available via meeting in NUS.
Administrative details include Next-of-kin details, Indemnity form and Swimming Declaration forms and will be emailed shortly.
There will also a briefing on the last day of the exams, around 3rd or 4th December, though that is also optional. (slides and necessary info will be emailed)

Change in venue, Astrobash @ Avillion Port Dickson

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Dear all,

There has been a sudden change of plans for Astrobash XXVI. Our resort for has been changed to Avillion Port Dickson due to insufficient rooms in the previous resort. We also regret to inform that there will be a price increase of $10, with $205 for NUSAS members and Ex-Astrobashers and $215 for the rest. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sign up are still available here


NUS Astronomical Society

AB XXVI: Port Dickson

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Hi everyone!

NUSAS will be organizing a 3D2N return trip to Avillion Port Dickson Resort during the holidays from 13th Dec to 15th Dec!

This overseas stargazing trip organised by NUSAS is available to all at a very affordable cheap price of $215! ($205 for members and ex-Astrobashers) This year, we will be watching the Gemini Meteor Shower during its peak, and along with the Winter Sky, the night sky will simply be spectacular!

Port Dickson is located along the west coast of Malaysia, around 60km away from Kuala Lumpur. Shielded by the peninsula from the Northeast Monsoon, Port Dickson will be one of the few locations with a high chance of clear skies during the wet season and is open all year round.

Limited Places only, be sure to check out this web page for more updates!
Register here right now or visit our booth along the Central Library walkway (Level 4) from 06 Oct to 08 Oct Wednesday to Friday.