Whats On

Coming Up At MAS:

NEXT: Members private observing night at Stargard.

Date

Day

Event

Event Summary

Times*

26th Aug Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night. SS  5.33 pm
MS 10.00 pm
15th-16th Sep Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend.
Members Private Observing Night.
SS 5.47 pm
18th Sep Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
At Western Sydney University
Guest Speaker: Dr Jonty Marshall 7.30 pm sharp
23rd Sep Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night. SS 5.52 pm
MS 8.44 pm
30th Sep Sat Public Night
At Campbelltown Rotary Observatory
Live Stargazing
Final public night for 2017. Full information > Here <
SS 5.57 pm
MS 2.36 am
14th Oct Sat Stargard
at The Oaks
Members Private Observing Night. SS 7.07 pm
MR 3.30 am
16th Oct Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum
at Western Sydney University
Guest Speaker: Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez (AAO) 7.30 pm sharp
20th-21st Oct Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend.
Members Private Observing Night.
SS 7.13 pm
         
  • *Time Key: SS = Sun Set; MS = Moon Set; MR = Moon Rise; FQM = First Quarter Moon all evening.

  • 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 Macarthur Astronomy Forum, members private observing nights and public nights 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) - but there will be no additional meeting in August this year.

 


Macarthur Astronomy Forum

Speakers Coming Up  

 

 18th September

 

16th October

  20th November   
                                 
 

 Dr Jonty Marshall

Exoplanetary Science Group
University of NSW

 

 Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez

Australian Astronomical
Observatory

 

Prof Gary DaCosta

Australian National
University

 

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). Our August Forum will be held on the second Monday this year.

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

Public Welcome

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the Forum. We do not charge admission but your gold coin donation in our black box (at the front of the auditorium) would be very gratefully accepted. 

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

Saturday 30th September

 


 

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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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