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Phillip Island Jewellers
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off all Citizen
off steel and
I’d like to thank you for your support over the last 4 years but due to my
mother’s health problems, I will now be working in our Hays Jewellers
Leongatha store. We have tried to call all customers who have had items
being repaired if you were unable to pick up your items, they will be
transferred to Hays Jewellers Leongatha, Shop 31, Bair St, Leongatha, 3953.
Last day Friday, May 13
Fifteen radio controlled trucks delivering to all areas of South Gippsland
- CRUSHED ROCK PRODUCTS - WASHED CONCRETE SAND - BRICKLAYER’S SAND -
Phillip Island 5956 8302.
Also plants at Wonthaggi 5672 3733, The Gurdies 5997 6241
PRE MIX CONCRETE
New citizens welcomed
Ten new Australian citizens, hailing
from Pakistan, Greece and India were
welcomed at a Citizenship Ceremony
held last week at the Bass Coast Shire
Our newest Australians now live in In-
verloch, Pioneer Bay, Cowes, Wonthaggi
and Cape Woolamai.
Pictured from left following the citi-
zenship ceremony are Mayor Cr Jordan
Crugnale with Jacob Mathew, Annamma
Jacob, Seba Sara Jacob, Harmanderjit
Singh Sidhu, Sana Aqeel, Anestis Gi-
annopoulos, Simarjeet Singh, Mandeep
Kaur Sekhon, Jyoti Puri, Satnam Singh,
and Russell Broadbent MHR.
Dress properly for stargazing at the May night skies. Photo: Sky and Tele-
planets in May
IT GETS dark early in Australia
now and the nights are pretty cool,
so you’re going to need a blanket, a
pillow or two, your binoculars and
perhaps a warm coffee while you
On a clear night depending on your
age and your eyesight, you can see
anywhere up to about 1500 to 2000
Introduce city lights and pollution,
and you see less and less.
You can enjoy cool May nights com-
fortably for hours on end if you dress
properly and heed a few cold weather
tips that everyone should know.
Many thin layers of clothing are of-
ten better than a single thick one as
the idea is to trap air pockets. Ask
any bird! A warm mug of coffee or tea
is good too.
“May nights offer the chance to see
a planetary parade with two of the
best waiting for you, plus no glaring
Moon to wash out your skies, ” said
Dave Reneke, writer and publicist for
Australasian Science Magazine.
“I t all starts early evening with the
easiest to find, the king of the plan-
ets, giant Jupiter nicely placed in the
eastern sky just after sunset. ”
You can’t miss it because it’s the
brightest object in that part of the
sky. In a telescope Jupiter is a bright
cream coloured ball with faint red or
brown bands. Small telescopes will
show Jupiter’s four brightest moons.
Around mid-evening, Saturn, is
rising in the southeast. Saturn is a
masterpiece in almost any telescope.
The rings are easily visible as are a
handful of its 62 brightest moons. It’s
the planet that hooks more people on
astronomy than any other.
By the way, Saturn is the lightest of
all the planets.
“If you had an ocean big enough,
Saturn would actually float,” Dave
said. “Oh, and one word of warning
no matter what age you are, view-
ing Saturn for the first time through
a telescope will be a life changing
event! It was for me. ”
Imagine sailing to the stars in a
spacecraft powered only by sunlight!
Sounds hard to believe doesn’t it, but
it is possible. In fact, solar sails are
fast becoming a reality.
Scientists have begun working with
a new type of synthetic polymer ma-
terial, 100 times thinner than paper,
to test their theory that the sun can
power interplanetary spacecraft of
They believe that ‘photons’ or en-
ergy particles from the Sun could
push a giant reflecting sail through
space the way wind pushes a sailboat
Hey, here’s a good tip for those
wanting to know when the Space Sta-
tion is passing over your town. Sign
up to NASA’s ‘Spot The Station’ pro -
gram and receive free email or text
message notices hours before the
station flies overhead. To sign up for
‘ Spot the Station, ’ visit: spotthesta-
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