New Astronomers Group Calendar

The NAG Calendar format has been organised into the following quarterly themes.
Allowings us to build on learning from the previous session(s) we can delve a little deeper each time.


Summer arrives with warmer weather and holiday period. So we concentrate on the observing related topics.

Dec... How to use your Star Atlas? What is a Star Atlas? What features should you look for? The more of these features a Star Atlas has the better it is.
Jan... There is no clubroom meeting. Instead we venture up to the Leon Mow Dark Sky site and join the Deep Sky section (weather permitting).

Feb... Telescopes - Essentials for getting started



The steady atmosphere of Autumn is exactly what's needed for high power views of our celestial backyard - our Solar System.

March... Observing the Moon - The early phases

Apr... Our Solar System... the Sun, neighbouring Planets & other orbiting bodies to be found in our celestial backyard.
May... Annual NAG informal open discussion night. An opportunity to talk amongst ourselves share our interests, studies & projects.
          Some practical demonstrations on cleaning eyepieces, telescope maintenance, collimation, and whatever burning questions you bring along.


As cloudy Winter skies set in we huddle inside to contemplate how the Universe works.

Jun... The Life Cycle of Stars.
Jul...  Galaxies are the largest visible building Blocks of our Universe.
Aug... Science says that all matter in our Universe was formed after one explosive event 13.7 billion years ago ::: Let's discuss what is this Big Bang theory all about?


We have just one more deep & meaningful topic to see off a rainy Spring before heading back to outdoor observing topics again.

Sep... Life in the Universe, Drake Equation, Kepler Exo-planets, Fermi Paradox, SETI - Break Through Listen, search for life in our own solar system, and more.
Oct... We dig into why budding astronomers need an observing challenge. The ASV Messier 100 hunt is a great example of one such challenge, but wait there's others.
Nov... Astrophotography, a visual feast is being captured by our own ASV members. Find out the basics for getting started.


Our goal is to have occasional guest speakers. Section Directors are particularly welcome to come and promote their Section and sharing the activities they run for Members. NAG would like to thank the many guest speakers who have visited over the years and we look forward to more.