Crash Course Astronomy Series

Hi all, every year NUSAS (in collaboration with NTUAS) organises Astrochallenge. An Astronomy competition for Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Polytechnics.

This year, in conjunction with Astrochallenge, we have organised a crash course series on Astronomy and related subjects that is open to public.

If you plan to come down with friends, your astronomy club or just by yourself, do indicate on the form below

Google form link: https://goo.gl/forms/jIcqpcvWvo2j0Fh23

The abstracts of the talks are as follows:
Cosmology – Dr Cindy Ng (1230 – 1330)

Abstract: Cosmology is the study of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe. In physics, we study the universe through conducting astronomical observations of the universe’s large-scale structures and dynamics, and developing theories to construct viable cosmological models. This lecture provides an introduction to the Big Bang theory, which is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe. The history and development of the theory will be covered, and some outstanding problems will be discussed.

The Scientific Process in Astronomy – Prof Phil Chan (1345 – 1445)

Abstract: Science sounds so exact but what exactly is Science? Carl Sagan once mentioned that “Science is more than a body of knowledge[1]. It is a way of thinking by humans, a way of skeptically interrogating the Universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility”.[2] Science is indeed a process whereby we arrive at a certain conclusion based on a theoretical framework through the use of the language of mathematics.

[1] we do not distinguish epistemic (invisible) and ontological (visible) knowledge.
[2] “If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then, we are up for grabs for the next charlatan (political or religious) who comes rambling along.”

The Lifecycle of Stars
– Dr Abel Yang (1500 – 1600)

Abstract: We will start from interstellar gas leading into star formation, and build up a star. Then we will look at the physics of a single star before discussing the end stages of a star’s life.

Final Observation Session AY17/18

Hey Astronomers!

This Friday, 20th April will be the last observation session for AY17/18. As such we will be holding the session at the observatory! Everyone is welcome to join us.

Additionally, Astrobash42@Bintan sign ups are still open!
Prices are as follows:
Prices will be as follows:

$270 for NUSAS Member or past Astrobash participants
$290 for Non-Member
Sign up in groups of 3 to get $10 off each

Astrobash42 will be from 18 May to 21 May 2018.

Come join us at https://tinyurl.com/AstroBash42

Astrobash 42 18th May to 21st May

Hi all!

Great news! This upcoming summer, NUS Astronomical Society will be heading to Bintan for our up and coming Astrobash 42.

Prices will be as follows:

$270 for NUSAS Member or past Astrobash participants
$290 for Non-Member
Sign up in groups of 3 to get $10 off each

The trip will be happening from 18 May to 21 May 2018. We will be staying at Bintan Sayang resort with all meals inclusive. We will introduce you to the wonders of the night skies and opportunities for telescope handling and hands-on astrophotography sessions.

Sign up today!

Application link:
https://tinyurl.com/AstroBash42

Should you have any enquiries, please do email us at nusastrobash@gmail.com.

 

9th February 2018 Observatory Session

Yo Astronomers!
 
This Friday’s Observation Session (9th February 2018) will be at the NUS Physics Observatory. We will be gathering at 715pm, at S15 Level 1 lift lobby, FoS (outside Centre of Quantum Technologies).
 
The NUS Physics Observatory holds a 17”CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) telescope. Do come and check it out!
 
We will also be having a short sharing on the Solar System.
 
If you might be interested, do sign up here!
https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/54CCD14B68B8273D
 
 

31st January 2018 Lunar Eclipse Observation Session

<Hi please note the change in venue to LT9, AS1>

Hi astronomers!

Have you heard of the phrase “once in a blue moon” to describe something rare? In that case, something rarer is going to come by!

The lunar eclipse on 31st January 2018 has been designated as a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse.

NUS Astronomical Society is pleased to share that we will be holding an observation session for the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The session will begin 1930H at LT14, Block AS6.

Curious if it will be a ‘blue’ moon or ‘blood red’ moon? Do come down and confirm it with your very eyes!

Let us know if you are coming down: https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/54CCD14B5FB97BA7

 

 

17th November 2017 Observation Session

Hi Astronomers!

This Friday’s Observation Session (17th November 2017) will be at the NUS Physics Observatory. We will be gathering at 7pm, at S15 Level 1 lift lobby, FoS (outside Centre of Quantum Technologies).

As mentioned before, the NUS Physics Observatory holds a 17”CDK (Corrected Dall-Kirkham) telescope and this is one of the rare times it will be open for viewing!

P.S. We’ve also prepared a talk on Nebulae with prizes to be won!

Look forward to seeing y’all there!

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