Archive for October, 2010

Adminstrative and payment details for astrobashers to take note

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Once again, a reminder for those who have yet to update their passport expiry dates to do so:


Payment can be made via iBanking to the following account. The price is SGD 205 for NUSAS members as well as Ex-Astrobashers. Non members have to pay SGD 215.

DBS Savings 106-5-004953 Ang Shearn Shaun

Please also send an SMS stating your name (or people you are paying for) along with your bank account number to 97429324 (Shaun’s Hp).
Please make all payment by 22nd October, Friday.

If you wish to make payment by cash, do arrange a meet up in NUS with Shaun. NUSAS members can also approach Shaun during the regular Astro sessions.
Receipts can be collected if needed.

Adminstrative Details

As AstroBash XXVI is a student activity, we are required to adhere to some safety regulations in order to receive the blessings of NUS Office of Student’s Affairs.
Kindly take sometime to fill up this Next-Of-Kin form.

Final details

There will also be an indemnity form and swimming declaration form to be submitted much later, though I will be sending it after the exams. (It needs to be submitted on the first day of AstroBash or earlier).

Alright, that’s all for now, so once again thanks for your time, we hope to see you soon.

Jia Wei
NUS Astronomical Society

AstroBash XXVI is full!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Dear all,

Our AstroBash XXVI registration is full. Kindly note that all sign-ups will be placed on a waiting list until 22nd October.For further enquiries, contact Jia Wei at


PS: For participants, please proceed to fill up the NOK form if you have not done so here

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.