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.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Monday 18th July
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: Associate Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith
MAS Image of the Week
M20 and M8
The Trifid Nebula M20 (left) and the Lagoon Nebula M8 (right), in the constellation of Sagittarius. Image by Chris Malikoff.
Image © Chris Malikoff.
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.