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  • welcome to

    macarthur astronomical society

  • observe

    Astronomers use scientific observation to learn about the Universe we live in. It's a beautiful place and, as a group of keen amateur astronomers, M.A.S. members have it as their common interest. We observe from two southern Sydney locations.

  • photograph

    Along with our "visual" observers, we have a group of dedicated astrophotographers within our ranks. This group find that photographing deep sky objects with high-quality cameras brings out the colour which your own eyes are unable to detect. See our photographs and you'll want to take your own.

  • educate

    Come to a Macarthur Astronomy Forum evening, held at UWS Campbelltown, to hear talks given by Australian and international professional astronomers as well as from amateurs with interests in their own specific fields. Entry is free for all.

  • events

    M.A.S. members are deeply committed to sharing our combined knowledge of, and love for, the night sky and the science of astronomy. We hold public open nights during the year - keep watching out for "What's On".

 

Macarthur Astronomical Society

 

Amateur Astronomy in South Western Sydney   

     
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Patron: Prof. Geraint Lewis (USyd)
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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.

For Public Health reasons, many of our upcoming events and activities will be subject to cancellation. 

  

  
 

 

 


 

  Whens the next stargazing night

 

Macarthur Astronomy Forum

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Please visit our News & Events page for details 

        

 


Members Top Shots

M42, M43 and the Running Man Nebula NGC1973

By Tony Law, from the Forest


Lagoon Nebula M8

By Dave Manning, from the Forest

 

The Forest Cabin

By Tony Law

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Milky Way

by Ray Armstrong, from the Forest


                                                                                     


 

    

 MAS supports the mission of the Australian Dark Sky Alliance

 

                                    

 

  

 

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