Astronomical Students AssociationLast update: 02-03-2009 01:03 PM
The Astronomical Students Association's (ASF's) description of itself:
The purpose of ASF is to contribute to a good study environment at the education in physics and astronomy. ASF is based in the students basement under the cantina at the Rockefeller Complex together with GSF (the Geophysical Students Association). The Rockefeller Complex is housing the astronomical and geophysical science groups and the Danish Space Centre.
ASF arranges talks, movie nights, gaming nights, visits at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium etc. A yearly event is the trip to Brorfelde, where we spent a weekend with talks from the scientific frontier, good food, good company and the possibility of using the largest telescope on Danish land.
ASF have its own telescope called the NeST (New Student Telescope). A group of students takes care of the maintenance and use of the telescope. Apart from arranging observation nights, they are always helpful with projects and other observations.
Everybody associated with the Niels Bohr Institute and an interest in astronomy can become members of ASF. The yearly fee is 25 kr. As a member you will receive news mails with information about upcoming events etc. and a free beer or soft-drink at ASF's parties or other events.
The students basement has a kitchen where you can heat your lunch, make coffee and tea, or some other kind of snack together with the other members. Also, the basement has plenty of space for study group meetings.
An important part of the purpose of ASF is to maintain a contact between students at different levels. This allows for coaching in the selection of courses, supervisors, and projects.
New astro books
500 Jahre grosse Astronomen an der Ostsee, Vorträge 2007
Principles of star formation 2011
Sherry Bell; Langdon Morris
Living in space, cultural and social dynamics, opportunities, and challenges in permanent space habitats 2009
Langdon Morris; Kenneth J. Cox
Space commerce, the inside story, by the people who are making it happen 2010
Robert M. Krone
Beyond earth, the future of humans in space c2006
International Astronomical Union
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union