Macarthur Astronomical Society
- We are amateur astronomers based in South Western Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- Our mission is to foster the science of astronomy within our own membership and in the local community.
- We conduct the monthly Macarthur Astronomy Forum, held at Western Sydney University (Campbelltown Campus).
- We arrange dark sky astronomy observing sessions and telescope workshops for our members.
- We hold community outreach events, including public viewing nights and lectures.
- We organise Astro-tours to inspect telescope facilities in Australia and overseas.
Please visit our 'About Us' page for more details and see our 'Join MAS' page for benefits of membership or our 'Whats On' page for details of our activities.
Free Public Night
Saturday 11th June
Please see our Meetings & Events page for full details of our exciting free Public Observing Night.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Third Monday of each month (Jan-Nov) 7.30 pm
Lecture Theatre 30, Building 30, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown.
For full information please visit our Meetings and Events page.
Next: Dr Andrew Green (AAO & ASVO)
MAS Image of the Week
A patch of sky between the constellation Scorpius and Ara. Loads of dust & stars and some famous nebulae that inhabit this region. To the left is NGC 6334 and NGC 6357 which lies 5,500 light years away from us. In the center is IC 4628, the Prawn Nebula, which is 6,000 light years away. Caldwell 75 is an open cluster at the top and 18,600 light years away. On the right is NGC 6188 which is 6,000 light years away.
Image © Bryan Pablo (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.