Macarthur Astronomical Society
Feet on the ground, eyes in the sky . . .
Astronomy in South Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Next Guest Speaker
Prof Geraint Lewis
(University of Sydney)
Monday 16th October
See details on Noticeboard page
What We Do
Dark sky observing sessions for members and beginners workshops.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum, bringing local and international professional astronomers to address us on their research.
We collaborate with Western Sydney University and other local institutions to broaden public understanding of the Universe.
Western Sydney University
We are proud community outreach partners with WSU.
Expand Your Universe
Curious about the Universe that we live in?
Then why not join MAS!
Our upcoming members only observing nights are listed on our Notice Board page.
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Monthly Meetings with Guest Speakers.
Held at Western Sydney University (Campbelltown) and open to the public.
See Notice Board for further details.
Telescopes, Amateur Astronomy & More
A collection of articles written by our members, for our members.
Visit here to read about practical astronomy or contribute a new article.
See Articles Page
Sharing our Universe
We visit schools and other local institutions to talk about our passion for astronomy and to show the night sky.
See Outreach page
Learning To Use Your Telescope
A great opportunity to meet other members, find your way around the sky and learn how to get the most out of your telescope.
See Workshop page
Local and International
We organise tours for members to visit astronomical facilities.
Past tours have included observatories in NSW, Canberra, China, Peru and Chile. Tours were suspended during the pandemic.
See Tours Page
Patron of MAS
Professor Geraint Lewis
Cosmologist, Astrophysicist, Teacher, Author, Public Speaker
Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, part of the University of Sydney’s School of Physics. Our Patron and a regular guest speaker at MAS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t find what you want?
See FAQ page
Please stay at home
If you or a family member are showing any symptoms of covid, influenza or the common cold etc. please do not attend any of our events. Thank you!