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Astrobash XXV

March 11th, 2010

Duration: 12 May - 15 May 2010
Venue: Paya Beach Resort, Pulau Tioman
Price: $210 (Members / Ex-Astrobashers) | $220 (Non-members)
Note: Breakfast/transport/accommodation provided

NUSAS is organising the 25th Astrobash, 3 full nights of star-gazing at Pulau Tioman! Limited places available, so quickly register at http://www.kaos-theory.net/ab10/!

Update: Due to overwhelming response, all who register from now on will be put on the waiting list.

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Punggai Astronomy Trips

November 29th, 2009

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Venue: Punggai, Malaysia
Time: Friday 8pm to Sunday 10am
Dates: Monthly (check below for dates)
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Listed below are the plans for trips to Punggai, Malaysia, in 2010 (subject to change). As they are generally held over weekends for convenience, do feel free to join in, especially on those where you may be able to catch a good view of a meteor shower!

Month Date Meteor shower
Jan 15-17 Quadrantids
Mar 19-21
Apr 16-18 Lyrids
May 14-16 Aquarids
Jun 11-13
Jul 9-11
Aug 13-15 Perseids
Sep 3-5 Orionids

Oct

8-10


Generally, the group will depart on Friday night around 8pm, meeting at a set place. Depending on how many people sign up, transport may be in the form of 12-seater van or by coach. On the last day, the van will depart the chalet at 10 am.

If you are interested, please email Carole at yenaw @ pacific . net . sg (without the spaces).

The closing date is 1 month prior to the trip.

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Semakau Stargazing Camp

November 5th, 2009

On 12 Jun - 13 Jun 2010, MPASTRO will be organising yet another stargazing camp at Pulau Semakau. Renowned for having one of the darkest skies in Singapore, it is an opportunity not to be missed! Please check back for more details about the event.

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Camp Genesis

November 5th, 2009

Camp Genesis

Date: 13th March (Saturday)
Time: 10am- 9pm
Venue: Marine Parade Community Centre
Cost: $8 per person (inclusive of all materials)
Lunch and Dinner would be provided

Genesis serves as a platform for youths to explore the heavens with telescopes and experience the joy of fellowship with amateur astronomers from various schools. In this workshop, participants will get to know and interact with student amateur astronomers, learn to operate telescopes, and learn about the universe itself.

This workshop allows youths to experience astronomy in a fun way during the day time with exciting activities. A participant does not need to have a prior background in astronomy to join this workshop.


Brief Itinerary

Morning: Astronomy talk 1

Afternoon: Lunch, telescope viewing of the sun, practical astronomy using starcharts, astronomy talk 2, games such as comet making, documentary screening

Evening: Dinner, telescope viewing of the night sky


If interested, please email mpastrosociety@gmail.com.

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5th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad [Report]

November 1st, 2009

From 7 Oct to 14 Oct 2009, three students from two schools participated in the 5th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad in Damyang, Korea.

A whirlwind of events ensued. There were official excursions to the Sun-cheon Bay Area famous for its wildlife, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, a traditional Korean fortress, a bamboo park (Damyang is famous for bamboo), and many more. On their own, the participants organised games ranging from "Mafia" to "Capture the flag" to a hybrid of sepak takraw and volleyball, and even a "Disco Night" on the last night of the Olympiad. Okay - that was the fun part.

The stressful part was obviously the competition. The problems set were of a rather high standard and of quite a different style as what we are used to seeing in Singapore. On top of that, the competition was quite intense. Indonesia, China, Thailand and Korea are known powerhouses; moreover, Korea was the host country. Nevertheless, the Singapore team managed to focus and gave their best throughout the competition.

All received the III-rd Diploma, equivalent to a Bronze Medal. Congratulations to Stacey-Ann Lee, Silas Yeem and Tay Woon Kiat! No less valuable were the contributions of Seow Yongli as jury member; and Joel Lee as observer and chaperone.

The Olympiad was not just a test of astronomy knowledge, but also an event where learning of different cultures and countries in addition to learning more about astronomy takes place. Yet more important that that, I feel, is that friendships were forged, and the totality of the Olympiad has inspired the participants to work harder for the betterment of the astronomy community.

Note: For those who are interested in participating in future regional or international olympiads, whether as a student, team leader or observer, do feel free to email me at contact@astronomy.sg. Those who would like to contribute in other ways such as coaching are also welcome.

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Camp NOVA

November 1st, 2009

Organised by AGASTRO, this public event will be held on 27 Nov - 28 Nov at Woodlands. Please check back for more details closer to the dates.

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Stargazing @ Pulau Ubin

November 1st, 2009

There will be a public stargazing at Pulau Ubin from 04 Sep - 05 Sep 2010, organised by AGASTRO.

Please check back for more details closer to the event.

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Stargazing @ Pulau Ubin

November 1st, 2009

There will be a public stargazing at Pulau Ubin from 05 Jun - 06 Jun 2010, organised by AGASTRO.

Please check back for more details closer to the event.

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Stargazing @ Pulau Ubin

November 1st, 2009

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There will NOT be a public stargazing at Pulau Ubin from 05 Feb - 06 Feb 2010, organised by AGASTRO. This event is postponed indefinitely.

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Semakau Stargazing Trip

October 3rd, 2009

Semakau - tickets sold out

Pulau Semakau is one of the better locations in Singapore to view the night sky!

Note: tickets are all sold out.

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