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Come and enjoy a BBQ get together with great hospitality from Donald and Susan. After dark new members wanting help with setting up and observing telescopes are welcome to pick the brains of older members. Remember to BYO meat drinks and salad and supper if you are staying till late!
The opportunity for a weekend of astronomy will again be on for 2019 this time for the last weekend in March at the 'farm stay' accommodation at Fonthill, near Oatlands. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/23789147?guests=1&adults=1 Accommodation is available for both individuals, couples, families or a group for folks that want to bunk together. Depending on total numbers individuals may need to share unless special needs are a factor. Total cost is $230 per head including Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. If you want to come just one of the nights costs are as follows: Friday $100 including breakfast or $130 with Saturday lunch. Saturday $100 including dinner and breakfast or $130 with Saturday lunch. RSVP and payment deadline is the end of February! I will provide account details closer to the time. All Meetup Group Members are welcome to attend! We have room for approximately 30 people all up. If we get less than 20 we will have some capacity for private couples. Otherwise sharing will be necessary.
"StarTools (http://www.startools.org/) is an 'astrophotography' image post-processing application built from the ground up exclusively for modern hardware and modern astrophotographers." "By tracking signal and noise evolution during processing, it lets you effortlessly accomplish hitherto "impossible" feats like deconvolution of a heavily processed image, or autonomous denoising without local supports or masks." Every month those interested in developing past processing skills in Startools/Nebulosity/Gimp/Lightroom and Photoshop, among others, are getting together (without telescopes but with coffee). All Meetup Group members welcome!
All meetup members are welcome to attend tonight's astronomy session at Merv's York Creek Observatory at Georgetown. Tea and coffee Provided. Please consider making a $5 donation towards Meetup Group Expenses. Looking forward to catching up! PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PAGE FOR LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER.