What we're about

Hi and welcome to the Northern Valleys Astronomy Group.

We are mostly members of the "Astronomical Society of Tasmania".

You can find information about us and apply for full membership at

http://www.astas.org.au/membership.html (https://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1S8CwCOuNBt1tc1w5akajLQdO7l8q21Wey9-2BGL6lAqJJ_T-2Bw6G9pwmpMs-2B1d9i6HKcj2wZyi1x69DRFUvKtn8clPgBQLoXhP1MYFBUit4S7O0ma4r4e63c33JvD0BNoDpEqtNXF5PztO11bhlyIYQwCopE9dNRvYHfTfGy5oNTmnxv-2BtXya-2F7C4CwylWfBk3ku8R9EGDjXmVKvC8JPrKxisiAGr4GzCVKRNeKc1Nfz8FJtzV5X594etGtuMbwZf-2BKcw-3D-3D)

Membership starts $40 per year and includes free entry to the Launceston Planetarium and immediate family/household can be included if you apply for a family membership.

When you do the A.S.T's membership secretary will notify us and we will add "A.S.T. Member" to your Meetup Member Descriptor.

For public liability reasons A.S.T. membership is necessary for events marked for A.S.T. Members.

General public events like "Tastrofest" and others that we publicize are open to all but you need to register separately, usually online, to attend.

Where marked meetups at private residences are open to non A.S.T. Northern Valleys Astronomy Meetup Group members where the owner extends an invitation.

Please feel free to ask any questions about getting started with astronomy as hobby or about the science of astronomy in general.

Hope to see you soon

Michael Booth

Northern Coordinator

Astronomical Society of Tasmania

Upcoming events (5+)

A.S.T. PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHT

Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and Grote Rebur Museum

Hi Guys! The Southern A.S.T group is extending an invitation to northern members to help out by bringing your telescope to help out at the public night on Saturday 27th at Mount Pleasant Observatory near Cambridge. https://www.astas.org.au/events.html

Startools (and other astro imaging software) Users Group

Eagle Rock Observatory

"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!

Moon Landing 50th Year Anniversary

Clarendon House

All general participants register at https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/305195/moon-landing-50-year-anniversary. If you are helping out by bringing a telescope for public viewing just R.S.V.P. as normal. The A.S.T. in conjunction with the National Trust are running this public event as a special preview to the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing July 1969. Martin George, Qvmag Planetarium Curator and long time A.S.T. member will be speaking about the moon landing and the previous Apollo missions that paved the way for what arguably is one of the greatest achievements in history. If you are interested in coming along as a member of the public or as part of the group to setup telescopes for viewing all are welcome. Food and drinks will be available for sale onsite during the evening.

Startools (and other astro imaging software) Users Group

Eagle Rock Observatory

"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!

Past Events

Night Sky Explorer Introduction to Astronomy 2

York Creek Obs 41° 6’ 6.4”S / 146° 50’ 33”E @ 28m

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