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Macarthur Astronomy Forum

Monday 19th November at 7.30 pm           

Prof. Fred Watson (Australia's First Astronomer at Large)

The Australian Government has appointed our guest speaker, astronomer, Professor Fred Watson AM, as Australia’s first Astronomer-at-large. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said Professor Watson would promote Australia’s world-leading astronomy and astrophysics capabilities to audiences here and overseas. Congratulations, Fred - and welcome back to MAS!

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

Admission: Free - your gold coin donation in our black box would be appreciated.


Coming Up At MAS:

Date

Day

Event & Location

Event Details

Times*

26th Oct Fri Cobbitty Public School
Cobbitty Road



MAS Schools Outreach Programme
Volunteer members needed with telescopes - please contact Mike Nicholas
7.00 pm to
9.00 pm
3rd Nov Sat Stargard
at The Oaks

Members private observing SS 7.25 pm
MR 3.55 am
9th-10th Nov Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo Forest

New Moon Weekend
Members private observing
SS 7.31 pm
19th Nov Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
at Western Sydney University

Guest Speaker: Prof Fred Watson (Astronomer at Large) 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
1st Dec Sat Stargard
at The Oaks

Members private observing SS 7.51 pm
MR 2.34 am
7th-8th Dec Fri-Sat The Forest
at Belanglo Forest

New Moon Weekend
Members private observing
SS 7.57 pm
10th Dec Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
at Western Sydney University

Students Night
To be confirmed
7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start
29th Dec Sat Stargard
at The Oaks

Members private observing SS 8.09 pm
MR 1.11 am
4th-5th Jan Fri-Sat The Forest
at Belanglo Forest

New Moon Weekend
Members private observing
SS 8.12 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.


Proposed Stargard Ground Improvements

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We have received advice from Wollondilly Council that a proposed master plan has been developed for Dudley Chesham Sportsground, where our observing field Stargard is located.

This DRAFT is available to the wider community for consultation and feedback up until 16 November 2018. All of the feedback that is received during this period will be reviewed and the draft master plan updated accordingly, before presenting the plan for Council adoption.

Please keep in mind that this is still in draft form and this is another opportunity to provide your feedback to Council. During the community consultation period, Council is encouraging feedback via a few ways as follows:

 - Council’s website via www.engage.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au where you can use an interactive mapping tool to see the draft master plan and provide comments on specific proposals and/or show your support for other people’s comments with a thumbs up.

 - Write to Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 21, Picton NSW 2671.

 - Visit Council on 27 October from 10am at the Memorial Park on John Street, The Oaks.

 - Call Council on 4677 1100

There are a significant number of different user groups that value and utilise this sportsground, along with the general community/residents who visit the grounds for more passive recreational activities. Therefore, although we aim to accommodate the majority of the user group’s needs, the master planning process is a balancing act.

Members are free to make public comments if they wish but please advise committee members of your comments so that we can present a unified case to Council.

      

        

  

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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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