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 XXXVIII: Registration closes on 22nd April (Max Capacity reached)

AstroBash XXXVIII

Hello Astronomers!

Looking for a place to relax after the semester ends? Fret no more! AstroBash is here once again for the summer! This time we are heading for Simfoni Resort, Langkawi. Join us at this trip as we visit the Langkawi National Observatory and go on island hopping. Not to forget the experience to escape Singapore’s excessively light polluted night sky to a better night sky for astronomy.

Here are the details:
Date: 10th – 13th May 2016
Venue: Langkawi, Malaysia
Price : $290 for members and past AstroBash Participants
$320 for non-members
$10 discount for each pax that signs up as group of 4

Price is inclusive of accommodation (including room taxes and surcharges), internal transport, day tours, two-way flights and some meals!


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!

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So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today at tinyurl.com/astrobash38
Get ready to be mesmerized by the clear sky at Langkawi National Observatory!

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For further details and enquiries, do email us at nusastrobash@gmail.com.

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

Regular Observation Session

Hi Astronomers!

We warmly welcome you to our regular observation session this Friday, 1st April, 7.30 pm at the NUS School Field (opposite to FoS). Join us for an opportunity to get up close with the planets and the stars!

NUS School Field map

If you have any queries, do feel free to send us an email (nusastro@gmail.com) or leave us a message on our Facebook Page and we will get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity!

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

ASTRO BASH 38

Hello Astronomers!

Looking for a place to relax after the semester ends? Fret no more! AstroBash is here once again for the summer! This time we are heading for Simfoni Resort, Langkawi. Join us at this trip as we visit the Langkawi National Observatory and go on island hopping. Not to forget the experience to escape Singapore’s excessively light polluted night sky to a better night sky for astronomy.

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Here are the details:
Date: 10th – 13th May 2016
Venue: Langkawi, Malaysia
Price : $290 for members and past AstroBash Participants
$320 for non-members
$10 discount for each pax that signs up as group of 4

IMPORTANT UPDATE!
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!

Price is inclusive of accommodation (including room taxes and surcharges), internal transport, day tours, two-way flights and some meals!

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today at tinyurl.com/astrobash38
Get ready to be mesmerized by the clear sky at Langkawi National Observatory!


For further details and enquiries, do email us at nusastrobash@gmail.com.

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

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!

Regular Observation Session & Solar Eclipse Viewing

Hi Astronomers!

We warmly welcome you to our Regular Observation Session this Friday, 4th March, 7.30 pm at the NUS School Field (opposite to FoS). Join us for an opportunity to get up close with the Sun, the Planets and the Stars!

We also excitedly welcome you to join the largest astronomy event of the year, the Solar Eclipse Viewing on next Wednesday, 9th March at the NUS School Field (opposite to FoS).

Solar Eclipse

The partial solar eclipse will start at 7.22am, reach maximum obstruction at 8.23am and end at 9.32am. Telescopes and solar projections will be set up for public viewing! The event comprises four components: Lectures, stargazing, solar eclipse observation and astrophotography exhibition. For further details on the event do visit our official event website.

If you have any queries, do feel free to send us an email (nusastro@gmail.com) or leave us a message on our Facebook Page and we will get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity!

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

Chinese New Year Observation Session

Hi Astronomers!

We warmly welcome you to our Chinese New Year Observation Session this Friday, 5th February, 7.30 pm at the Engine Bridge (outside LT3). Join us for an opportunity to get up close with the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and the tasty pizzas!

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Our Astro Tee is back at only $10!

Sizes available from XS to 4XL. Material: Dri-fit

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To order, go to:

https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/54CCD14B2E094D13 (Individual order)

https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/54CCD14B053730C5 (Bulk order)
We will keep you updated on payment and collection details using the contact submitted in the form.

If you have any queries, do feel free to send us an email (nusastro@gmail.com) or leave us a message on our Facebook Page and we will get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity!

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

First Observation Session of AY2015/2016 Sem II

Hi Astronomers!

A new academic semester has begun and it’s time to bask in the milky way!

We warmly welcome you to our First Observation Session of this semester on this coming Friday, 22nd January, 7.30 pm at Engine Bridge (outside LT3). Join us for an opportunity to get up close with Sun, the Moon, and the Stars!

If you have any queries, do feel free to send us an email (nusastro@gmail.com) or leave us a message on our Facebook Page and we will get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity!

See you there!

Clear skies!
NUS Astronomical Society

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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.