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1. Announcements & Features
2. Overseas Stargazing Trips
3. Talks and Events
4. What's up in the Sky?
 
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Announcements & Features

 
1) SpaceGen United 2020
 

What is SpaceGen United?
For the past 20 years, SGAC has been representing students and young professionals from around the world, all passionate about space. Now more than ever we want to keep our community connected through our new initiative SpaceGen United – SGAC’s very first online Congress! It will be a gathering of more than 150 participants, experts from across the space industry as well as SGAC Alumni, all during  the course of a week. As a unique and dynamic experience, SpaceGen United will include workshops, podcasts, virtual coffee hours, a trivia night and many other online gatherings and challenges for you to take part in. There will be #AskMeAnything sessions with SGAC Alumni and much, much more to look forward to!

Who should attend the SpaceGen United
We invite students and young professionals between the age of 18 to 35 (as of July 18, 2020) who are nationals of United Nations member states and are passionate about the space industry to apply to be part of the delegation. Past delegates have attended from around the world and from a wide variety of disciplines.

Sponsor or Partner with the SpaceGen United
Would you like to become official sponsors or partners of the SpaceGen United? You will be part of SGAC’s very first Congress online enabling students and young professionals all over the world to gather and discuss key space topics!
 
Find out more about this event at https://spacegeneration.org/spacegen-united

Overseas Stargazing Trips


Due to COVID-19, there will be no overseas expeditions in the month of June. Do stay tuned for updates on when these trips would resume.

Talks and Events

 
Regular Public Observatory Sessions

1) Astronomy.SG Annual General Meeting 2020

 
Excited to be a part of our local astronomy scene? Join us at our Annual General Meeting this month to learn more about our events and outreach efforts for the upcoming year!
And if you're interested in making your mark in the local astronomy scene, do sign up to be part of our exco! 
 
See you there at Astronomy.SG AGM 2020!
 
Date: 27 June 2020 , 1.30pm onwards
Join the discussion online on Discord
RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/astrosg2020
 

2) SCOBservatory online talk
 
Join an online talk by Cady Coleman, former NASA astronaut about her work on the ISS and what she has to share about SpaceX missions.  This talk is organised by SCOBservatory and is open to anyone interested.

Date: 26 June 2020, Friday
Time: 8pm
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/SCOBservatory

 
 3) SGAC Online webinars

Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) will be hosting multiple online webinars on its website. One interesting upcoming webinar is “NASA Systems engineering and Human Development” which will happen on 30th June 2020, 2pm to 3pm BST.
 
Find out more about this as well as other webinars at  https://spacegeneration.org/events

 

What's up in the Sky?

 

On the East of the Argo Navis and the South of the Spring Triangle are the constellations of Centaurus, the Centaur, and Crux, the Southern Cross. With their deep sky objects and conveniently placed stars, these constellations have both been a delight to the eyes of many, and a navigational aid since ancient times, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. The South Celestial Pole can be found by the intersection of the line extending from Gacrux through Acrux, and the perpendicular bisector of the line between Rigil Kent and Hadar (illustrated as the turquoise lines above).

From Centaurus, one can find NGC 5662 (Cr 284), an open cluster, by tracing a line from α Cir through Rigil Kent. The open clusters NGC 5281, NGC 4609 and the Pearl Cluster (C 97), as well as the η Car nebula and its neighbouring deep sky objects can be found by drawing a line from Rigil Ken through Acrux and beyond. The open clusters NGC 5882 and NGC 5617 can also be found by looking from Rigil Kent towards ζ Lupus and Hadar respectively. Thereafter, one can find ω Cen, the brightest and largest globular cluster in the Milky Way, by extending a line from Hadar beyond ε Cen. Furthermore, by drawing a line from Hadar through Acrux, one can again find the open cluster NGC 4609 and the Running Chicken Nebula at λ Cen. The open clusters NGC 5316 and NGC 5281 (again) can be found by drawing a line between Hadar and α Mus. Moreover, one can find NGC 5460 (Cr 280), another open cluster, by tracing a line from ζ Lupi to ζ Cen. By extending the line past ζ Cen, one can also find the relatively bright galaxy Centaurus A with its distinctive dust lane.

From Crux, one can find the Jewel Box Cluster (C 94), a distinctive bright open cluster by tracing a line from Gacrux through Mimosa. Finally, one can find the Pearl Cluster (C 97) as well as the Southern Pleiades (C 102), both bright open clusters, by tracing a line from Gacrux through δ Cru. By tracing a line in the opposite direction, one can again find ω Cen.

Find out more about this month's night sky with the following handy resource:
www.SkyMaps.com
 
 
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