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

Astro Bash XXXII!

Hello Astronomers!

Our ASTROBASH XXXII is coming up after the semester ends! It will be an exciting trip, so don’t miss it! ūüôā
This time, we are going to Koh Yao Noi, Phuket (Thailand!)

The details are as follows:
Date: 12/12/2013 to 14/12/2013
Place : Koh Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand
Early-bird Price (by 21st October) : $240 for members and ex-AstroBashers, $250 for non-members

It’ll be a trip that you won’t regret as there’ll be Geminids (Meteor Shower) and Comet ISON!
Do look forward to the amazing night sky! ūüôā

Come on, what are you waiting for? Sign up today at http://tinyurl.com/abxxxii (Do sign-up early to receive the early bird discount!)

Do Sign Up now!

Clear Skies,
NUS Astronomical Society

Sixth Session of the Year

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our sixth session of the year. This Friday, our Research¬†Head, Rong’en will be presenting one of the most important topics in¬†astronomy, the cosmic distance ladder. Given the vastness of our
Universe, something as mundane as measuring distance can be surprisingly daunting. Yet, it is not just about finding how large the Universe is, but rather how small we are in scale of things.

Do note that we will still be holding our stargazing session (if weather is clear) at the engine bridge and the details of the presentation are as follows:

Date: Friday, 11 March, 2011
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: E5-03-21

PS: For those who have signed up for AstroBash and wish to make payment on Friday, we have brought along extra copies for the indemnity and swimming declaration forms. Please help to check your
Passport Issue Date and inform Jia Wei.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

A very happy Chinese New Year! 

Although the holiday for Chinese New Year is over, the celebration is still going on. Hence, NUS Astronomy Society cordially invites you to join our Chinese New Year celebration on this upcoming Friday. 

 

Venue: E5-03-21 

Date:    Friday, 11 February 2011

Time:    7:00pm-9:00pm 

Simple food and drinks will be provided and we will also do Lao Yusheng. So come down and join us for the lots of fun!

NUSAS ECP Stargazing Session

 

NUSAS will be organising an overnight star-gazing trip to East Coast Park on Friday, 28 Jan (Week 3), in lieu of our normal session. East Coast Park is one of the better places in Singapore with dark Southern skies, so we are expecting one night long of celestial objects usually unobservable from NUS (if weather permits.)

We will be providing transport from NUS to East Coast Park if there are many people attending. Details on pick-up point and time would be announced at a later date

PS: To members who signed up, please gather at YIH in front of Student Service Centre at 7:15PM sharp. 

Members who did not sign up are welcome to join us as well, though priority will be given to those who did. Please call Anne at 9635-6064 to check for availability of seats, or if in need of directions.
Lastly, do note that there will be no return bus on Saturday morning from ECP.

e. A map of the observation site (located at the stretch near Siglap canal and VJC, between carpark C4 & D1) is attached for your reference, together with relevant details on bus services.

In the mean time, if you are interested, do sign up at 

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFRXelBvaFNxWDV4V2YxRXJKRnktUGc6MQ by 21 Jan, 23:59 latest to facilitate the planning process. In addition, please look out for further announcements on this website and a confirmation email for those who have registered.

We look forward to seeing you at our first overnight excursion of Semester 2!

 

 

For those who missed our announcement during the session, feel free to take down our schedule for this semester:

Week 3, 28th Jan: East Coast Park

Week 5, 11 Feb: Chinese New Year Celebrations

Week 8, 11 Mar:  Regular Session

Week 10, 25 Mar: Science Center Trip

Week 11, 1 Apr: Last Session  

 

The Fourth Session

We are nearing the end of the semester. First of all, thank you for your support in this semester.

On Friday, we are going to have the last astronomy session for this semester, during which Rong’en will guide you through the field of relativity and cosmology. We hope that you will find this session relaxing and enjoyable.¬†

The Fourth Session

Title: Understanding Relativity through Santa Claus

Date: Friday, 29 October 2010

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: E5-02-32

Please note that the venue has been changed to the second floor of the E5 Block. Also, if you have not collected your T-shirt, you can approach any exco member to do so.

We wish you all the best for your exams!

 

Upcoming Session: Is There Life out There?

On Friday, we would like to invite all of you to join our upcoming astronomy session. In this session we will bring your attention to the most awesome part of astronomy: extra-terrestrial intelligence. Probably questions like ” Do aliens really exist?” ” How shall we find them?” always pester you on this topic. Hope that this session will demystify some of the myths you constantly have towards extra-terrestrial intelligence.

After this small talk given by Rong’en, we are going to stargaze if the weather allows. 

 

Title: Is There Life out There?

Time: 7:00 pm

Date: Friday, 15 Oct

Venue: E5-03-23

 

Hope to see you on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Hi guys,

To celebrate the up-coming Mid-Autumn Festival, NUS Astronomical Society will be conducting a Lantern Walk to Kent Ridge Park (near Carpark B) for our second session. You are most welcome to join us. Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 17 September 2010
Time: 7 pm
Meeting Point:   Engine Bridge (Outside LT3)
Activity:Lantern Walk to Kent Ridge Park

Food, drinks, sparklers and most importantly, mooncakes will be provided!The Lantern Walk will be a 3km which lasts about 45 minutes. The session will end at around 9 pm and Bus 200 is available to take you to Bouna Vista MRT Station.

 
You may deposit your belongings in our storage room at YIH, but if so please arrive at 6:45 pm instead of 7 pm.
Hope to see you all there!

Introduction to Stargazing

 

Greetings, astronomy enthusiasts!

Our very first astronomy session for this semester is around the corner. Do check your schedule and make sure you’ll be available on this day; otherwise you’ll miss the following fascinating session:

 

Title: Introduction to stargazing

Venue: Training Room 3, Yusof Ishak House (YIH)

Date: September 3rd, Friday

Time: 07:00PM

 

Rong’en, our newly elected Research Head, is going to give us a small talk. A quick peek into his powerpoint slides reveals an exciting and intriguing journey ahead! Following the theoretical lecture, we will have a hands-on observation session (subject to weather condition).

 

Now, keep our fingers crossed for clear sky this Friday, and remember to drop by.

We look forward to seeing you there! (:

 

Cheers!

 

NUSAS ECP Overnight Stargazing Trip

Hi People,

NUS Astronomical Society is going to hold going to have the  ECP stargazing next week on 27th (Saturday).

Here are the details of our activity :

  • Schedule: ¬†27th March Saturday 4pm to Sunday 7am (first bus timing)
  • Location: East Coast Park Area D, near Car Park D2, across Victoria¬†Junior College
  • Buses available: 13, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 55, 76, 135, 196, 196e, 197¬†(Alight at Victoria Junior College)
  • Activities: Cycling, stargazing, simple barbecue, card/board games


We also provide the map of the observation territory:

http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/images/park_images/ecp-3.gif

Interested applicants can sign up here:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AsxnH5H-k49xdEZzNXpPcU42NXhiV2dYZDBua092bHc&hl=en

or reply to the email.

Please make RSVP by no longer than Monday, 22nd March 2010.

For further details, contact Jia Wei or Yuan Ye.

Thank you for your attention,

Regards,

NUS Astronomical Society