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Astro Retreat

November 7th, 2009

The Astro Retreat is organised by MPASTRO and AGASTRO on 04 Dec - 05 Dec 2010. Invitation-only.

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Perseids Star Party

November 7th, 2009

MPASTRO is organising the Perseids Star Party over the weekend (14 Aug - 15 Aug), quite close to the actual peak, so do join fellow enthusiasts in observation! More details will be announced closer to the date.

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Astro Bargains’ Deals of the Month: November 2009

November 6th, 2009

Meade DSI Pro with RGB filters - S$339!

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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 and planets. This CCD camera is designed with the intermediate to advanced amateur astrophotographer in mind. Includes the high quality RGB filter set to  produce stunning RGB and LRGB images.


Galileoscope - S$69!

Galileoscope

The Galileoscope is a high-quality, low-cost telescope kit developed for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by a team of leading astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators. No matter where you live, with this easy-to-assemble, 50-mm (2-inch) diameter, 25- to 50-power achromatic refractor, you can see the celestial wonders that Galileo Galilei first glimpsed 400 years ago and that still delight stargazers today. These include lunar craters and mountains, four moons circling Jupiter, the phases of Venus, Saturn's rings, and countless stars invisible to the unaided eye.


Bosma Omega MC 6" f/12 Rumak Mak Cass OTA - S$999!

Bosma Omega MC 6

Very robustly built OTA with 150mm aperture and 1800mm focal length for detailed views of lunar and planetary objects. Weighing 7kg and 56cm in length, it includes the OTA, 7X50 Finderscope, 2"/1.25" compression ring eyepiece adapter, and an SCT adapter. Introductory pricing includes complimentary dewshield (a S$59 value).


To purchase, please send an email to sales@astrobargains.com, or send a fax to +65-6462-5313, with the item you are interested in and your contact information.

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Marine Parade Astronomy Fair

November 5th, 2009

There will be a Marine Parade Astronomy Fair organised by MPASTRO held on 10 Jul - 11 Jul 2010. Please check back closer to the event date for more details.

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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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Lyrids Star Party

November 5th, 2009

On 17 Apr - 18 Apr 2010, MPASTRO will be organising the Lyrids Star Party. Do check back for more details closer to the event.

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Earth Hour Star Party

November 5th, 2009

Come 27 Mar 2010, AGASTRO will be organising Earth Hour Star Party! For more information on Earth Hour, check out http://www.earthhour.org/.

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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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Jam It 2010 Countdown Party

November 5th, 2009

Like last year, Woodlands Youth Executive Committee is bringing you the Countdown party for year 2010!

This year, the theme is JAM IT and it will be a “jamming session” with local bands, dance groups and also a beatboxing group:

Other than the performances, there will be a carnival going on at the event grounds and there will be youth-oriented game booths such as a human-dunking machine!

Tickets for this event are sold at $3 each!

Getting the ticket entitles you to:
1. 1 x Goody bag
2. 1 x Lucky Draw Ticket
3. 1 x Popcorn
4. 1 x Burger
5. 1 x Candy Floss
6. 1 x Ice Cream
7. 4 x Games at the various Game Booths

Ways to buy tickets for the event:
1. Go to Woodlands or Admiral Garden CC or the various RCs in Woodlands to purchase the ticket.
2. Join the Facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205978156158&ref=ts

So what are you waiting for! Grab your friends and come down to probably the biggest and most happening party in the North!

Jam It 2010 Countdown

This is an event organised for the youths, by the youths!

Jam It! itnerary

During the party, there will also be a booth and star-gazing section organised by AGASTRO.

For more details of the party, please refer to the official website at http://jamit2010.wordpress.com/.

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Partnership with Astro Bargains

November 3rd, 2009

At Astronomy.SG, we seek to expand and venture into new areas to serve the Singapore Astronomy community better. To bring to you greater value for Astronomical products and services, we are proud to announce a new tie-up programme with local Astronomy vendor Astro Bargains.

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Under this new partnership, we will bring your special promotions from Astro Bargains every month, announcing both on our website and our newsletter. So, no, we are not filling our website with ugly obstructive advertisements or sending you spam emails. We adhere to our conduct of providing content of the strictest quality control.

If you are looking to purchase any astronomical equipment, we will work with Astro Bargains to source for it and get it at the best price. Eventually, we hope to integrate their vast catalogue into our website to offer visitors a new online store to purchase astronomical equipment. With this, we will also be shutting down our very own little shop on our website, to avoid the overlapping of services.

We hope that this new development will enhance the experience of Astronomy for everyone.

For more information, please contact:

Derek Low (Visit contact page)

Koh Joo Beng (joobeng@astrobargains.com)

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