AstroBash XXII

Dear All,
AstroBash XXII is back again!!!
Ever witnessed the majesty and splendor of a Meteor shower? Now here is your chance. This time we are going to Batam for a 3day-2night stargazing trip. Not only the Meteor shower it is also an opportunity for you to get your eyes soothed by the charisma and beauty of Batam.
Highlights include stargazing, the Geminids meteor shower, and lots of fun (guess what the beach, sea …hmm do i need to tell you what comes after this!!!!)
Package includes a return trip to Batam, 2 nights accomodation at a Beach Resort, buffet breakfast, and a lunch. Limited places available! Register early to avoid disappointment!
Interested participants please send your name, matric number, contact number and email address to
More Details:-
Date : 17-19 Dec 2008
Place : Batam
Price : $180 (NUSAS Members / Ex-Astrobashers), $190 (Non-members)
Do refer to the attached files for more details. For any type of queries please feel free to write to
It’s the time for an astronomy event not to be missed. The time to rock your intellectual mind and artistic soul.
NUS Astronomical Society


Surface Water May Have Existed Far Longer on Some Parts of Mars

Contributed by Balielah al-Khadhra’
Based on the images taken by NASA orbiter, researchers now suspect that Mars once had a long wet spell that had run far longer than they had previously estimated, and this difference is about a billion years. This could have influenced the formation of some of its landscapes since they were wet for a longer time. However, the researchers in charge of this project did not reject other possibilities to explain their new findings on the physiology of the Mars landscapes.
For more information, view the full story here!


2nd Society Meeting

Dear All,
Can you hear the beat of the holidays?? To gear you up more we will be holding our second society meeting in the coming Friday. Not only there will be lots of fun but you will get to know a great deal about the history and the background of astronomy. The details of the meeting are as follows:
Place: S16-04-30
Time: 6:45pm to 9pm
Date: 19th September Friday.
An introduction to Astronomy
Stargazing (depending on weather).
Please do bring your friends who are interested in our society. Hope to see you all there!!!!!!!!

12th September: Moonlight Rendezvous

Hi All,
Hope your studies are going well. Now here is a chance for you to get relaxed and spend some gleeful moment with us.
I am glad to inform you that NUSAS will be holding its first society meeting for this academic year in the coming Friday. We will also have some arrangements for the mid autumn festival during that event. Following are the details of the meeting.
During the meeting we will have a briefing about some astronomical topics (guess what? obviously about the moon) . Then we will have lantern walk which will end at LT3. This is a great opportunity for all of you to get to know about the other society members and make friends. Especially freshies, you will have a great chance to meet new people and make friends.
Venue: LT 32
Time: 7pm.
Date: 12th September
– Celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival
– Lantern Walk
– *Stargazing
– Short briefing
*Depending on weather
Please also bring your friends who are interested in this society. The existing members please do bring your membership card and get it stamped by Shavon.
Hope to see you all. The mooncakes are waiting for you!!!!!!!!!!!