Whats On

Coming Up At MAS:

Date

Day

Event

Event Summary

Times*

11th Nov  Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night. SS 7.32 pm
MR 2.13 am
17th-18th Nov Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing.
SS 7.39 pm
20th Nov Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
At Western Sydney University
Guest Speaker: Prof Gary DaCosta (ANU) 7.30 pm sharp
9th Dec Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night
 
SS 7.58 pm
MR 12.52 am
11th Dec Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
At Western Sydney University
Students Night
Final Forum of the year
7.30 pm sharp
15th-16th Dec Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing Night
SS 8.03 pm
12th-13th Jan Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 8.11 pm
15th Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
At Western Sydney University
Guest Speaker: Marnie Ogg 7.30 pm sharp
20th Jan Sat Bunnings
At Narellan
Fund Raiser
Details to follow
tba
20th Jan Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night SS 8.09 pm
MS 10.06 pm
         
  • *Time Key for observing nights: SS = Sun Set; MS = Moon Set; MR = Moon Rise.

  • Before Setting Out: If an event is in doubt, members should check (i) here; AND (ii) your Private Messages; AND (iii) MAS Facebook page.

  • More: Details of events are lower down this page; see also our 'Maps' page; and the 'Field Etiquette' page.

  • Macarthur Astronomy Forum is normally held on the third Monday of the month (Jan-Nov).

 


Members Notices

Recommended Books

  Star Hopping to the Messiers
Robert Bee
  Astronomy 2018
Quasar Publishing
         
 

Following the success of his first book, Heavens Above (now out of print), one of the MAS Founder members, Robert Bee, has now published his second major astronomy book, Star Hopping to the Messiers.

This well-presented book will be on sale for members and the public at our next Macarthur Astronomy Forum. An exciting and detailed book, it will be suitable for novices and experienced members alike.

Cost is $22.00.

 

Contact Merchandise Officer Stewart Grainger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order your copy now.

The order for this item is conditional on the following:

Payment of AU$25.00 each in advance - so please make your payment first, before advising Stewart of your order.

Collection by members at the December Forum meeting (no postage).

Go to our Payment Options page

Newsletters

The latest Newsletter can now be viewed directly from the What's On menu above; and an archive of all previous newsletters dating back to 2014 can be browsed from the Members Menu, visible on the left, if you are logged on.

Working With Children

Members who participate in our Public Outreach Programme are now required to register with the Working With Children Check (WWCC). There is no fee involved and the full details are on our Children Policy page. 


Macarthur Astronomy Forum

Speakers Coming Up  

 

20th November  15th January       
                               

 

Prof Gary DaCosta

Australian National
University

Marnie Ogg

     

Please see our Guest Speaker page for a full list of guest speakers, past and present.  

     

Forum Details

Macarthur Astronomy Forum is held in the small lecture theatre in Building 30 (School of Medicine) at Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus. We meet on the third Monday of the month (Jan-Nov) and second Monday (Dec).

The Forum is organised and conducted by Macarthur Astronomical Society with the support and cooperation of Campbelltown Rotary Observatory and Western Sydney University.

Public Entry - Gold Coin Donation

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the Forum. Public admission is by gold coin donation in our black box (at the front of the auditorium) adjacent to the signing in register.

To get there, please view our On The Map Menu at the top of this page. 

Refreshments

We provide self-service coffee, tea and biscuits at 9.30 pm after the Forum at a charge of $2.00 per head and conclude at 10.00 pm.


Public Outreach Programme

At Campbelltown Rotary Observatory

 


 

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The Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues at the same time is now Australia with 7,960 participants on 21st August 2015. This was organised by ANU across 37 locations in Australia, of which we at MAS were one.

 

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