“Past climate variability in south-eastern Australia: progress and potential from sediment archives.” by Dr Jonathon Tyler, University of Adelaide, was presented in the Bureau of Meteorology offices at 6:30pm on Thursday 31 August 2017. This scientific talk was presented by the S.A. Branch of the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS). More information is available at the following link. A number of AMetA members attended this interesting AMOS talk. It was somewhat more technical than most AMetA talks, and discussed the difficulties faced in trying to correlate short-time-scale histories of past climate from various sources using carbon dating. The Australian Meteorological Association, AMETA  Inc, is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1969 to foster interest in, and advance the knowledge of, meteorology and related sciences.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or oceanography  and related disciplines. Regular meetings are held to inform members and promote community understanding of meteorological and related science and services. We welcome any ideas that members or any other interested people might have on what should be included on this site - email your suggestions to webmaster@ameta.org.au. Subject:  Space Meteorology Speaker: Mark Little, AMetA Member,                         BAE Systems When: 5:30(6:00)pm, Tuesday 17 October 2017.    (Please try to arrive before the meeting start time of 6pm. The venue is a secure office building and requires an Association member to meet attendees in the ground-floor lobby and operate the lifts up to the fourth level.) Where: Level 4, Optus Building, (new location of Bureau of Meteorology, SA), NW corner South Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide. (Nearby free street parking is usually available quite close to the venue - try South Tce or King William Road, for example.) Space Weather can be thought of as "the weather above the weather". It deals with effects on the Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere, due to the Sun and the solar wind. These parts of the Earth's atmosphere can affect navigation, satellites, long distance communications, power lines and other space and ground based activities. Space Weather events also cause the Aurora Australis and Aurora Borealis lights in the sky. If you don't know anything about Space Weather, this presentation may be for you. Mark currently works as a Through Life Support Manager with BAE Systems. He has spent over 30 years associated with the Australian Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) program, living in Alice Springs and Adelaide. Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 The AMETA citizen science team is nearing the completion of a 10 year project to salvage historical Australian weather data going back to the time of settlement. Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”.  By contributing data to an international initiative to model global weather, the team has made a significant southern-hemisphere contribution to the understanding of weather going back 150 years, and this historical data is setting the background for our forward perspective on climate change analysis. HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. Some recent AMETA Newsletters (in PDF format) may be viewed via the following links: Your attention is drawn to page 11 of the Oct 2017 Newsletter, which gives details of a joint AMOS/AMetA/AIP Public Lecture being given by Benjamin Owen, Meteorologist, at Uni of Adelaide at 6:30pm on 2nd Nov 2017. The August 2017 AMetA meeting was mainly devoted to a lively discussion of the pros and cons of AMetA developing a strong relationship with AMOS (Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society) - more details will be provided as the early deliberations start making progress.