Macarthur Astronomical Society
Amateur Astronomy in South Western Sydney
Welcome to MAS!
We are amateur astronomers in the South Western Region of Sydney, Australia, including Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool and Wollondilly local government areas of NSW.
We hold regular dark sky observing sessions for our members to advance our skills.
We bring local and international guest speakers to address our monthly Macarthur Astronomy Forum at the Campbelltown Campus of Western Sydney University.
We organise public astronomy nights in collaboration with Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at Western Sydney University and we collaborate with local institutions to maximise knowledge of the Universe in the local community - including school mentoring.
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Apollo 11 to STEM and The Next Giant Leap
Sunday 21 July 2019 commencing at 8:00am
A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man’s First Moonwalk, 21 July 2019.
A major public event by Macarthur Astronomical Society in collaboration with One Giant Leap Australia (OGLA), Camden Council, Campbelltown Council and Western Sydney University.
OGLA will introduce six NASA/JPL Scientists to discuss many STEM Topics. The Scientists are: Tom Nolan, Shannon McConnell, Debra Brice, Rachel Zimmerman Brachman, Christine Fuller, Dr. Mike Malaska.
The iconic movie "The Dish" (featuring Parkes Radio Telescope) will be shown.
Bookings are now available. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus
Building 30, Goldsmith Avenue, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
See location map > HERE <
MAS Top Shots
MAS visit China's FAST Radio Telescope
The Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope was the high-point of the Macastro-Tours visit to China last month.
Image copyright Dave Manning (Macarthur Astronomical Society)