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The public health crisis remains an uncertain period for us all. MAS will not organise or participate in any public outreach events until next year.

With the reduced covid-19 infection rate in NSW, there has been a slight easing of NSW Government restrictions which would permit up to ten members to observe together. Once our observing facilities are opened up, MAS will be obliged to strictly control the numbers, enforce spatial distancing and compliance with other rules.

Our monthly forums are now being held on line. Members will receive information about each event two days beforehand. Unfortunately we are unable to admit non-members.

Please check the Event Schedule lower down on this page for event information. The latest information will also be detailed in your e-mails, our Facebook page, Twitter feed and Prime Focus magazine. 

While waiting for the world to return to normal, maybe it's time to do a little telescope maintenance:


Don't forget to download the May edition of our monthly e-magazine, Prime Focus, see link above. Our Editor, Chris Malikoff has designed and produced a very professional  magazine for you to enjoy - and we are sure you will.





Galaxy NGC 255 in Sculptor by Mark Sellars



Macarthur Astronomy Forum:

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  Dr Lucyna Chudczer

Astronomy Australia Ltd

Monday 15th June

7.15 for 7.30 pm


Membership & Followers 












President:  John Rombi.
Vice President:  Noel Sharpe;  Treasurer: Andy Milton;  Secretary: Richard Curley.
Committee members:  Henry Swierk,  Greg Bradford,  Phillip Kidd  &  Dave Manning.


Event Schedule

Scheduled events will be reviewed and announcements made when appropriate.



Event & Location

Event Details


13th Jun

Sat Stargard
At The Oaks
Members Private Observing SS 4.53 pm
MR 12.05 am
15th Jun

Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum Guest Speaker: Dr Lucyna Chudczer (AAL) 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start
19th-20th Jun

Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo
New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 4.53 pm
11th Jul Sat Stargard
At The Oaks

Members Private Observing SS 5.02 pm
MR 22.50 pm

17th-18th Jul Fri-Sat The Forest
At Belanglo

New Moon Weekend
Members Private Observing
SS 5.06 pm
20th Jul Mon Macarthur Astronomy Forum

Dr Kim-Vy Tran (UNSW) 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start
    •    *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 held on the third Monday of the month (Jan-Nov) and second Monday in December. 


         Events publicised for Western Sydney University are held at Campbelltown Campus.      


  •       A full observing planning list for the year is available > Here <

  •     Whens the next stargazing night



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