Macarthur Astronomical Society
G'day From Sydney, Australia
We are amateur astronomers based in the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly region of NSW.
Formed in 1996, membership of our society of diverse and enthusiastic amateur astronomers currently stands at over one hundred!
Centred on the local government areas of Campelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, our activities extend across the Greater South Western region of Sydney.
Our Patron is astrophysicist Professor Bryan Gaensler - 1999 Young Australian of the Year - currently Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Toronto, Canada.
We conduct the monthly Macarthur Astronomy Forum at the Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University.
We hold public astronomy nights in collaboration with Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at Western Sydney University and dark sky observing sessions for our members.
2017 Public nights at Campbelltown Rotary Observatory
MAS Winter programme:
Saturday 8th April; Saturday 3rd June; Saturday 29th July; Saturday 30th September.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Third Monday of the Month
Around the Universe in 3 years
MAS Image of the Week
The Horsehead nebula by Mark Johnstone from his Ruse backyard. 20 x 6 min subs through Meade 12 inch SCT.
|Image © Mark Johnstone (Macarthur Astronomical Society)|
The Guinness World Record for the 'Highest Number of Stargazers Across Multiple Sites At One Time' is held by MAS jointly with ANU and 35 other sites across Australia.