Etoile 2016/NUSAS Constitution

Dear Astronomers!

Please find attached the NUSAS Constitution as well as this the Etoile 2016 for your viewing.

Do join us at the Annual General Meeting and Elections for AY16/17 tomorrow at S16-0440, 7.00pm.

Should you be interested to join as a member, come on down and complete the registration during the AGM.

Have you say in determining the 19th Executive Committee of the NUS Astronomical Society.

Clear Skies!

AstroBash 38 Sign Up Closure

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 is here!

AstroBash XXXVIII VER4

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)

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)

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.

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The 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

All the best for Finals everybody

Fun fact of the day:

“The Pleiades have special significance for NUS students. When they finally rise at sunset, the Sem 1 finals are imminent. They thus serve as a sign from the heavens that You Are So Screwed.(YASS)”  -Lim Kia Yee, NUSAS Presidential Adviser

 

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Say hi to Pleiades

image credits: NASA

Oh no. The dreaded Finals are coming. Time to beg the heavens for mercy (ti gong po pi).

But of course, jokes aside, do remember that there is much more to life then grades. The Universe itself is a reminder of how insignificant and temporal our earthly lives and problems are. YOLO, so live a good one. Live to experience, live to learn, and live to love. Live to be happy. Have a good day ahead.

Astro Bash XXXIII!

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.

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Clear Skies,

NUS Astronomical Society

The features of the Moon

Hello Astronomers!
Did you learn more about the closest astronomical object to our planet, the Moon during our previous session? :) We’re going to continue with Moon and its natural features for our next joint session with NP Astro. It’ll be held on this coming Friday so do drop by!
The details of this session are as follows:
Date: 17/1/2014 (This Friday)
Time: 7.15 pm to 9 pm
Venue: E3 06-15 (Faculty of Engineering)
See you there! Do check out our facebook page or our website http://www.nusas.org/portal2/ for more information. :)
Clear Skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

Observation Session and Deep Sky Splendours 2014 Calendar!

Was the facts about the Solar System interesting last week? This week, we’re going to have an observation as well as a short discussion about Comet ISON and our upcoming Astro Bash! Do come down to our session on Friday!

The details are as follows:
Date: 8/11/2013 (Friday)
Time: 1915 to 2100
Venue: Field

In addition, Remus, a renowned astrophotographer, is selling a wall-mountable calender for 2014. The calender includes past years deep sky works taken by the various astrographs and will feature a record of celestial events throughout the months (moon phases, meteor shower peaks, planetary oppositions, conjunctions, etc, as well as Singapore public holiday dates.) Each month will feature a full colour page of a deep sky object for that month, as well as an accompanying page of the days in the month. Supplies are limited (at 19.90 each).

If you are interested, please let us know by Thursday! You can contact us via email at nusastro@gmail.com or reply to this!

DSS_Calendar2014

 

Lastly, please do take note that the sign ups for Astro Bash XXXII is still open. It’ll definitely be an amazing trip that’s both fun and enriching at the same time! So, pull your friends along and don’t hesitate to sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/abxxxii if you have not done so! Do also take note of the changes in price: $320 for members and ex-Astrobashers and $330 for non-members. If you have any enquiries, feel free to email us at nusastro@gmail.com!

Third Session: Planets.Stars.Solar System. MYSTERY.

Hello Astronomers!
Did you learn more about Stars during our last session? :) This week, we’re going to discuss more about the Origins of the Solar System! Are you curious about the mysteries behind its formation? Do come down to our session on Friday! We will be having a stargazing session afterwards too! (if the weather permits).

The details are as follows:

Date: 25/10/2013 (Friday)
Time: 1915 to 2100
Venue: E3 06-15 (Faculty of Engineering)
Clear Skies!
NUS Astronomical Society
3rd session