RYSTARS MEETING 24 Jan 2018  - Feathers

Michael, Aileen, Robyn, Jo.


  • Dates  -  Thurs 16 to Sun 19 April 2018.

  • That the best option for accommodation is really the Warrumbungle Mountain Motel, and that we need to pursue that first.

  • Failing that, then in the absence of any other suitable accommodation, we will consider billeting (as happens with MUNA, and most other RYAG events in D9650)

  • If necessary, we would look to our club to subsidise the program, eg by paying for the accomm of the chaperones

  • That Rob Dean will be the main person responsible for the program and for liaising with the people on the mountain, in conjunction with the following:





  • Contact Sally re accommodation and food at Mountain Motel for the nights of Thurs 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 April.  Arrive 4pm Thurs, Leave after lunch Sunday. Hence:

Thurs  -  dinner

Fri  -  breakfast, lunch, dinner

Sat  -  breakfast, lunch, (dinner somewhere else Sat, or maybe Fri night)

Sun  -  breakfast, lunch.

  • Ask Steve Lee if he could present a session

  • Ask Donna Burton if she can be involved  -  maybe a session at Milroy, also the first evening at the motel, also solar viewing with Kevin Cooper

  • Ask Kevin Cooper if he can help with solar viewing, maybe demonstrate his drones

  • Contact Jeff Nott re his availability, involvement etc



  • Ask Robert & Rowanne if they can be chaperones

  • Ask Robert C if he would drive the bus

  • Ask Amanda Wherrett if she will do a session on Aboriginal perspectives

  • Contact Peter Starr to see if he and his telescopes would be available.  Cost?



  • See if Mr Collier might be able to be included in the program

  • Be responsible for receiving applications and keeping in contact with applicants (eg sending them the program etc)



  • Ask Fred Watson if he can be involved (once we have dates and accomm confirmed)

  • Speak to High School about use of the bus, and book if possible

  • Put together Page of information and Application form when details confirmed

  • Print these and post to all clubs in D9650

  • Email also to all presidents and secretaries

  • Send to Youth Directors in other districts

  • Send to the ENews editor

  • Speak to High school science staff re becoming involved eg Maleisah Eshman, Sharelle Moore, etc.


I think that’s about all ……


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