It’s great to see the Bathurst community supporting our farmers in need.
Local rock band Crimson Royale have donated $300 to the Buy a Bale campaign and has nominated some of its supporters and sponsors to match or exceed its kind donation.
A post on the band’s Facebook page said, “We would like to thank everyone once again for how awesome you all made our album launch!”
“From the small amount of profit we made, we have donated to the farmers in need during this drought.
“We are challenging all of our sponsors from the launch (or any of our supporters) to match or exceed our donation of $300 to the Buy a Bale campaign.”
“The farmers are the people who grow the food we eat every day, so let’s get around this campaign and support the people who really need it!”
Meteorites a common sight
A meteorite sighting on Saturday night made news across the state, thanks to some lucky Sydney drivers recording the sight on their dash cam.
And while the footage is a sight that many people may not have seen, it’s actually more common than you may think.
Bathurst astronomer Ray Pickard said a meteorite sighting is something that happens somewhere everyday.
However, they only last for a few seconds, meaning its extremely difficult to capture an image or video.
“Because they are random events, you never know where they’re going to be,” he said.
“Because are earth is two-thirds ocean, that’s where most of them are.
Mr Pickard said when a meteorite is as big and bright as Saturday night’s one, they are referred to as bolide.
“Most of the meteorites you see in the night’s sky are just tiny grain sands, the biggest ones are normally pea-size,” he said.
“Ones that are bigger than that, like football-sized ones, they produce a much brighter light and those are the ones we tend to refer to as a bolide.
“Meteorites lose about 90 per cent of their mass when their burn through the earth’s atmosphere.”