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Astro Bargains’ Deals of the Month: November 2009

Meade DSI Pro with RGB filters – S$339! The Deep Sky Imager PRO is 2.3 times more sensitive and has 4 times the resolution of the color Deep Sky Imager. It is a high-performance, easy-to-use monochrome CCD camera that allows every astronomer to shoot and process stunning deep sky photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters…
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Leonids Meteor Shower

Leonids’ Radiant Map From Wes Stone’s Skytour: Leonids Predicted Maximum: November 17, ~21:00 UT (=Nov. 17, 1:00pm PST; Nov. 17, 4:00pm EST) Moon: New Moon (no interference) WHEN TO WATCH: The predicted outburst, perhaps with rates of 100-500 Leonids per hour, strongly favors Asian observers, who should watch on the morning of November 18. North…
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IYA2009 Mid-Autumn Nite

As part of the International Year of Astronomy celebrations, SCS will be organizing the International Year of Astronomy Mid-Autumn Nite @ 2nd October (Friday). Bring your friends & family for a magical night out, basking in the warm glow of lanterns & discovering the enchanting night sky! Event: International Year of Astronomy Mid-Autumn Nite Date:…
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Astrobash XXIV

Come this December, NUSAS will organise a 3D2N trip to Bintan Island! This overseas stargazing trip to catch the Geminids Meteor Shower organised by NUSAS is available to all at a very affordable cheap price of $160 ($150 for members and ex-Astrobashers)! This year, we will be watching it during its peak, and with the…
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SingAstro Sidewalk Astronomy (Sept 26)

Hi, I propose that the next SingAstro Sidewalk Astronomy to be held on Saturday, 26 Sep 2009, so that more people might be able to join us. Any objection?? By the way, when checking the Moon phase on that day using my star chart program, I notice that there is an interesting event on that…
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Moon Photo Competition

TASOS in collaboration with Science Centre Singapore launched the Moon Photo Competiton on 26th Feb 2009 in conjunction with Official Launch of IYA 2009.  There are many attractive prizes worth S$6,800.00 to be won. Objective: The Objective of this Competition is to promote astronomy and observation of our Moon through photography. This activity is jointly…
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‘Distance to the Moon’ Project

For more information, please visit here. The Distance to the Moon When you drive a car during the night and see the moon at the sky the moon will, as all stars, go along with you perfectly: It seems to be infinitely far away. It is the goal of this project to visualize and to…
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Weekly Stargazing Sessions @ SSC

Well, if you are unaware, the Singapore Science Centre has been organising free-to-enter stargazing sessions for a few years already. For 2009, it will be no different. Every Friday, 8pm to 10pm, at The Observatory. Just walk in and say hi. Time: 7.50pm – 10.00pm every Friday Venue: The Observatory (at the Omni-Theatre building) Viewing…
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Annular Solar Eclipse on 26 January

After a 10-year solar eclipse drought, we’re fortunate enough to have two solar eclipses for Singapore in the IYA2009 calendar! The first solar eclipse of 2009 occurs at the Moon’s ascending node in western Capricornus. An annular eclipse will be visible from a wide track that traverses the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia. A partial…
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Eclipse Viewing @ NUS

Dear All, … Our 1st activity is the Solar Eclipse on the 1st day of Chinese New Year (Mon 26th Jan 2009) We will be setting up our telescopes at 2.30pm. Best Regards and Happy New Year, Phil Date: 26 January 2009, Monday Time: 2:30PM to 6:30PM; the Moon will cover the Sun at about…
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