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Coming Up At MAS:



Event & Location

Event Details


21st Jun Fri "Into The Night"
at Ingleburn

Public event. Oxford Road, between Ingleburn and Macquarie Roads.  Volunteers with telescopes please! 5-9pm
22nd Jun Sat Stargard
At The Oaks

Members Private Observing SS 4.54 pm
MR 9.20 pm
28th-29th Jun Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo Forest

New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 4.56pm
11th July Thu Camden Council
Public Outreach Event at Camden Library event.

An Evening under the Stars. 
Oran Park Town Park, across the road from the Library at 72 Central Ave., Oran Park. Volunteers with telescopes please!
Setup 3.00 pm
13th Jul Sat Campbelltown Council

Moon Night
Public Outreach Event
15th Jul Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
at Western Sydney University

Guest Speaker: Robert Brand 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
17th July Wed Intergalactic Space Trivia Night
at Campbelltown City Library

See calendar for details. 5.30PM - 8.00PM
20th Jul Sat Stargazing and Photo Exhibition
at Casula Power House
Public Outreach Event. See calendar for details.
Volunteers with telescopes please!

3.00 pm -
9.00 pm
21st Jul Sun Special Event
at Western Sydney University

Apollo 11 to STEM and The Next Giant Leap
Details > Here <   Bookings  > Here <
27th Jul Sat Stargard
at The Oaks

Members Private Observing SS 5.12 pm
MR 2.43 am
  •    *Time Key for observing nights: SS = Sunset; MS = Moonset; MR = Moonrise.

  •     In the event of inclement weather, Forest nights will be cancelled and Stargard may be postponed.

  •     Before setting out: if an event is in doubt, members should check both here AND the MAS Facebook 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).
  •     A full observing planning list for the year is available > Here <

        Whens the next stargazing night


Macarthur Astronomy Forum

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Robert Brand

Space Activist & Entrepreneur

Monday 15th July

7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 30, Building 30, Goldsmith Avenue, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown. Admission is free - your gold coin donation in our black box would be appreciated.



Apollo 11 to STEM and The Next Giant Leap

Sunday 21 July 2019 commencing at 8:00am 

A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man’s First Moonwalk, 21 July 2019.

A major event by Macarthur Astronomical Society and One Giant Leap Australia (OGLA).

Programme of events.

OGLA will introduce six NASA/JPL Scientists to discuss many STEM Topics. The Scientists are: Tom Nolan, Shannon McConnell, Debra Brice, Rachel Zimmerman Brachman, Christine Fuller, Dr. Mike Malaska.

The iconic movie "The Dish" (featuring Parkes Radio Telescope) will be shown.

Members can book now to avoid disappointment!    



Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus
Building 30, Goldsmith Avenue, CAMPBELLTOWN, NSW 2560

See location map > HERE <   


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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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