Macarthur Astronomical Society

Amateur Astronomers

Feet on the ground, eyes in the sky…

Based in the South Western Region of Sydney, NSW, Australia, including Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool and Wollondilly.


Gallery Pick

Helix Nebula

Tony Law

See our Members Gallery for more great photographs.


Activities

What We Do

We hold dark sky observing sessions for our members.

We organise the Macarthur Astronomy Forum, bringing local and international professional astronomers to address us on their research.

We organise community astronomy nights at Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at Western Sydney University and we collaborate with local institutions to broaden public understanding of the Universe.


Monthly Meetings with Guest Speakers

Online for Members.

During the pandemic our meetings are held online for members only. When we return to “normal” our meetings will again be held at Western Sydney University (Campbelltown) and be open to the public.

See News & Events Page for further details.


August Guest Speaker

Dr Emil Lenc

Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Marsfield, Australia

Monday 16th August

Online. See News & Events page for further details.

Research


September Guest Speaker

Dr Kirsten Banks

Astrophysicist
UNSW · School of Physics

Monday 20th September

Online. See News & Events page for further details.

Website


October Guest Speaker

Prof Tim Bedding

Astrophysicist
University of Sydney

Monday 18th October

Online. See News & Events page for further details.

Website


Patron of MAS

Professor Geraint Lewis

Cosmologist, Teacher, Author, Public Speaker

Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, part of the University of Sydney’s School of Physics and a regular guest speaker at MAS.

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Expand Your Universe

Join MAS

You can find out more about us > HERE < . Our members are very active and friendly, so if you are curious about the Universe that we live in and would like to join MAS, you will be very welcome.