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Macarthur Astronomy Forum

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Monday 18th March

Venue: Lecture Theatre 30, Building 30, Goldsmith Avenue, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown.

7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Admission is free - your gold coin donation in our black box would be appreciated.

Guest Speaker

 Ángel R. López Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics - Macquarie University

 Details to follow.


Coming Up At MAS:

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Event & Location

Event Details


2nd Mar  Sat Stargard 
at The Oaks

 Members Private Observing SS 7.31 pm
MR 3.19 am
8th-9th Mar  Fri-Sat The Forest
at Beleanglo Forest

New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 7.22 pm
15th Mar Fri Picnic Under The Stars
at The Australian Botanic Garden

First Quarter Moon Public Outreach Event
Mt Annan 
Set up from 4.00 pm
SS 7.16 pm
18th Mar Mon  Macarthur Astronomy Forum
at Western Sydney University

Guest Speaker: Dr Angel R. Lopez Sanchez
(Macqurie Uni)
7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
30th Mar Sat  Stargard
at The Oaks

Members Private Observing SS 6.54 pm
MR 2.06 am

  •    *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).

       A full observing planning list for 2019 is available > Here <

        Whens the next stargazing night


Members Notices

Membership & Followers

As at 18th February, we had:

151 full members of the Society.

890 Facebook followers.

171 followers on Twitter.

Thank you for your support!

Membership Renewal Fees

Members are reminded that the 2018-19 financial year ends on 28th February and membership fees for 2019-20 will become due on 1st March. The new year promises to  be as good or even better than the one just passed - so we hope that your financial membership will be continued.

Membership fees for 2019-20 are pegged at the same level as 2018-19 and we hope that you will assist Treasurer Andy Milton by paying in a timely manner.

Please visit our Renewal page for details.

One Small Step

We will be hosting a special event in July to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing.

Further details will be announced soon.


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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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