Whats On

2016 07 18 LHS Prof Pit by RP cropped

Coming Up At MAS:




Event & Location

Event Summary


20th Jun Wed Camden Library

Public outreach. Volunteers needed. tba
25th Jun Mon Cobbity Joey Scouts

Public Outreach. Volunteers needed. tba
7th Jul

Sat Stargard


Members Private Observing SS 4.59 pm
MR 1.17 am
13th-14th Jul Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo Forest
New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 5.03 pm
16th Jul Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum with
The Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan

An MAS Special Event
Details and booking information at EventBrite
6.30 pm
21st July Sat Mars Night!
At Campbelltown Rotary Observatory

 Public Observing Night  6.00 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) ; 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).

    For full details of our next Public Night, please visit our Public Nights page.


Narellan Library Photography

MAS are Photographers of the Month

Some of our members best astrophotographic efforts are the 'Stars' at the library until the end of July, go along and see our efforts!

2018 Camden Library by Tony Law


Macarthur Astronomy Forum

"Space Rocks"

Macarthur Astronomy Forum 

Monday 16th July at 6.30 pm

Presented by our international guests, Amy Shira Teitel and Geoffrey Notkin

Acacia Theatre, Plant Bank, Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

Supported by Inspiring Australia and the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan, our July 16 Macarthur Astronomy Forum is a Special Event to be held at the Plant Bank, Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan. 


Amy Shira Teitel

Toronto, Canada.
Spaceflight historian,
author, YouTuber,
popular space personality.


Geoffrey Notkin

Tuscon, Arizona, US.
Television host,
professional meteorite hunter,
science writer, and photographer.


Commences at 6.30 pm and closes at 10:30 pm. Please note the early start.

This is a TICKETS ONLY EVENT through Eventbrite and numbers are limited:

$10.00 for financial Members of MAS and $15.00 for non-members. Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Further details will be published on our    page.



Public Night

Saturday 21st July.


Members Notices

Your Committee


President:    Tony Law
Vice-President:    Ray Armstrong
Secretary:    Barry Moore
Treasurer:    Andy Milton 
Membership Officer:    Henry Swierk 
Speaker Liaison:    John Rombi 
Loan Telescope Custodian:    Greg Bradford

Who Does What

A complete list of all office-bearers is    for logged on members.


MAS Astro-Tours

Parkes  Murchison China USA  

Please see our Astro-Tours page for latest itinerary, expressions of interest and booking arrangements.


Star Hopping to the Messiers : A book by Robert Bee

One of the MAS Founder members, Robert Bee, has published his second major astronomy book, Star Hopping to the MessiersAn exciting and detailed book, it is suitable for novices and experienced members alike.

This well-presented publication is on sale for members and the public at our next Macarthur Astronomy Forum at a cost of only $22.00.

Bob's new book follows the success of his first book, Heavens Above (now out of print), 




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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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