Macarthur Astronomical Society
With over 120 members from across the SW region of Sydney, Australia, 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.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
19th February, 7.30 pm
Dr Maria Cunningham
MAS will hold a public Lunar Eclipse event at Dudley Chesham Sportsground, The Oaks, from 7.30 pm on Wednesday 31 January on the field just past the football pitch.
This is conditional on the weather and any decision on cancellation will be notified by 6 pm at the latest - posted to our website and Facebook pages.
This is the timing of the event:
9:51 pm Wed, 31 Jan: Penumbral Eclipse begins.
10:48 pm Wed, 31 Jan: Umbral Eclipse begins
11:51 pm Wed, 31 Jan: Total Eclipse begins
12:29 am Thu, 1 Feb: Maximum Eclipse
1:07 am Thu, 1 Feb: Total Eclipse ends (MAS event may end at or before this time)
2:11 am Thu, 1 Feb: Partial Eclipse ends
3:08 am Thu, 1 Feb: Penumbral Eclipse ends
Bring your telescopes, binoculars and cameras. A gold coin donation please.
MAS Image of the Week
Eta Carina Nebula
Image by Mark Sellars
Image © Mark Sellars (Macarthur Astronomical Society).