Members Articles

Every article posted by MAS members on this website since 2008.

To post a new article related to astronomy or MAS, please read these simple guidelines before submitting the article to: webmaster@macastro.org.au

Telescopes Essentials

About Telescopes
Chris Malikoff
c2009
Choosing a Telescope
Chris Malikoff
c2009
Telescopes Compared
Chris Malikoff
c2009
Be an informed buyer
Chris Malikoff
c2009
Smart Telescopes
Chris Malikoff
c2009
Other Essentials
Chris Malikoff
c2009

Amateur Astronomy

The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale
Unattributed
c2008
CG5 Mount Setup
Geoff Young
c2009
Seeing Double – Circinus
Unattributed
c2009
Drift Alignment Procedures
Martin Ferlito
2007
Selecting A Site For Astronomy
Alexander Massey
2018
Polar Aligning For Imaging
Roger Powell
2021

General Astronomy

Our Place Under the Southern Cross
Ragbir Bhathal
In The Black
James Scott
The Ten Parsec Survey – Our Stellar Neighbourhood
Roger Powell 2021
A New Inter-galactic Distance Scale
Roger Powell
2021

Light Pollution

Light Pollution: MAS Policy
Roger Powell
c2011
Light Pollution: It Gets Worse
Roger Powell
2021
Light Pollution: A Personal Case
Roger Powell
2021

Space Exploration

New Nasa-Rover to bring oxygen to Mars
Ursula Bratz c2010
Earthrise (24th December 1968)
Brendon Waterhouse
c2018

Outreach

m a g n i t u d e ][ sneak preview
Chris Malikoff
2010
Preparing Students for a Future Linked to Space.
Bob Bee & Mike Nicholas 2021

Obituaries

Remembering Bobbie Vaile
Tony Law
2016
Robert Bee Obituary
Roger Powell
2020
Henry Swierk Obituary
Roger Powell
2021

Bob Bee – Series 1: General Astronomy

Are You Calling Me Dense?
Robert Bee
100 Years of Cosmology
Robert Bee
Down the Rabbit Hole
Robert Bee
Measuring the Distances to the Stars
Robert Bee
Messier Star Hopping
Robert Bee
Calculations for M87 Black Hole
Robert Bee
Astronomical and Poems
Robert Bee
Inside the Large Hadron Collider
Robert Bee
Mythology Finds the Constellations
Robert Bee

Bob Bee – Series 2: Armchair Astronomy

Introduction
Robert Bee
Constellations
Robert Bee
Drama of the Solar System
Robert Bee
The Size of Space
Robert Bee
Nebulae, Galaxies & Clusters
Robert Bee
Weird Objects in the Sky
Robert Bee
Come to the Dark Side
Robert Bee
The Literature of Comets
Robert Bee

Bob Bee – Series 3: Solar System

The Solar System
Robert Bee
The Sun
Robert Bee
Mercury
Robert Bee
The Transits of Venus
Robert Bee
Earth
Robert Bee
The Moon
Robert Bee
Mars
Robert Bee
Jupiter
Robert Bee
Saturn
Robert Bee
Uranus
Robert Bee
Neptune
Robert Bee

Bob Bee – Series 4: Stars Above Macarthur

Articles published in the Macarthur Advertiser Newspaper: 2012-2013

The Seven Sisters
January 2013

Robert Bee
The Heavenly Twins
February 2013

Robert Bee
How Far Little Star
March 2013

Robert Bee
Saturn on Show
May 2013
Robert Bee
Seeking the Cross
June 2013

Robert Bee
The Stars Above Macarthur
September 2012

Robert Bee
It’s a Big Place, Space
September 2012

Robert Bee
Time Travellers in the Sky
October 2012

Robert Bee
The Colours of Stars
November 2012

Robert Bee
A Star in the East
December 2012

Robert Bee

Bob Bee – Series 5: Heaven’s Above

Articles published in the Macarthur Chronicle Newspaper: 1998-2011

Heavens Above – A Chronicle
00 Introduction

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
01 All Year

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
02 All Year

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
03 All Year

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
04 November Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
05 December Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
06 January Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
07 February Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
08 March Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
09 April Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
10 May Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
11 June Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
12 July Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
13 August Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
14 September Nights

Robert Bee
Heavens Above – A Chronicle
15 October Nights

Robert Bee

Bob Bee – Series 6: Fiction

We Come In Peace
Robert Bee
StarWriter
Robert Bee
Starry Eyes
Robert Bee
The Hope Games
Robert Bee
Three Wishes For Tomorrow
Robert Bee
The Zephyr Blows In
Robert Bee
Password
Robert Bee
Toll: A Password Sequel
Robert Bee
Santa Is Coming To Town
Robert Bee
Relatives and Relativity
Robert Bee
Quo Vadis Voyager
Robert Bee
The Uninvited Guest
Robert Bee
Its In The Book
Robert Bee
Genesis
Robert Bee
Coincidences
Robert Bee
Earths Secret Weapon
Robert Bee
Ares For Christmas
Robert Bee
All His Christmases
Robert Bee
The Colour of Time
Robert Bee
Hop and a Leap
Robert Bee
A Happy Thousand Turns
Robert Bee
A Cretaceous Conundrum
Robert Bee
The Man Who Counted
Robert Bee
The Man With X Ray Eyes
Robert Bee
The Slogger from Vega Three
Robert Bee
Titan Tony Skates on Blue Ice: A Young Adults Novella
Robert Bee
Gravity Keeps Falling On My Head
Robert Bee
One Green Bottle Standing on-a-Wall
Robert Bee
Moon Charlie and the Zac Attack: A Junior Novel Sampler
Robert Bee
Moon Charlies Christmas Surprise
Robert Bee
Moon Charlie Shoots For Goal: Junior Novel Sampler
Robert Bee
Moon Charlie and the Dust Shark
Robert Bee
Van Danikens Dreamtime vs Doris Duncastle
Robert Bee
Pour Oh Pour The Pirate Sherry
Robert Bee
Larry Luna’s Holiday – A Children’s Illustrated Story
Robert Bee
Steven’s Big Discovery – Childrens’ Illustrated Story
Robert Bee
Kelvin Kepler and the Second Third Planet: Sampler of Young Adult Novel
Robert Bee
Puddings Aren’t Logical Mr-Spock
Robert Bee

Miscellaneous

Ten Commandments of Amateur Astronomy
Geoff Young
You know you’re an Astroholic when…
Geoff Young
A Haiku
Trevor Rhodes
Stargard
Trevor Rhodes
A Limerick
Trevor Rhodes
Guidelines For Writing And Posting Articles To The Old MAS Website Roger Powell – 2019 (superseded).
Guidelines For Writing And Posting Articles To The Current MAS Website
Roger Powell – 2021

To post a new article related to astronomy or MAS, please read these simple guidelines before submitting the article to: webmaster@macastro.org.au