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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".

A list of some of the principal astronomy manufacturers, retailers and forums.

The listing is provided as a service to members but does not imply MAS endorsement

Telescope Retailers & Manufacturers

Binocular & Telescope Shop Andrews AEC
Celestron Coronado Extravision
Lunt Meade Optics Central
Orion  Ozscopes Saxon
Sirius Optics Skywatcher Takahashi
 The Astro Shop  Tasco Vixen






Specialist Services

Astro Devices Bob's Knobs Siebert Optics
 Wildcard Innovations    



Astronomy Forums

Ice In Space Astronomy Forum Cloudy Nights
Stargazers Lounge    


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A chronological archive of the Minutes of the Annual General Meetings of Macarthur Astronomical Society:

2018 AGM Minutes
 2017 AGM Minutes
 2016 AGM Minutes
 2015 AGM Minutes
 2014 AGM Minutes
 2013 AGM Minutes
 2012 AGM Minutes
 2011 AGM Minutes
 2010 AGM Minutes
 2009 AGM Minutes
 2008 AGM Minutes
2007 AGM Minutes
2006 AGM Minutes
2005 AGM Minutes
2004 AGM Minutes
2003 AGM Minutes
2002 AGM Minutes
2001 AGM Minutes
 2000 AGM Minutes*
 1999 AGM Minutes*
1998 AGM Minutes
 1997 AGM Minutes*
1996 AGM Minutes

*If any member, past or present, has a copy of the 1997, 1999, or 2000 Minutes (in any format), please contact the webmaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

image of  total solar eclipse in Tennesee, USA - copyright Mohammed Ali (Macarthur Astronomical Society) 2017.






 22nd July 2028

In the Macarthur Region totality will last for about 3 minutes and forty-five seconds.

The solar eclipse path will pass directly across the Sydney Region.

Countdown began 22nd March 2018 (3775 days)





NASA 2028 eclipse zoomable map page       NASA 2028 eclipse plot page

Wikipedia 2028 eclipse page       Wikipedia Solar Eclipse Main Page

NASA eclipses 2021-2040       NASA eclipses 2001-2020

Upcoming eclipses on Time and Date website

FacebookTotal Solar Eclipse. Sydney







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