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Members Event Diary

🟡 For essential information about our observing session protocols, please first read our Field Night page and then go to either our Wooglemai page or our Stargard page for site details.

DATE EVENTDETAILSPUBLIC
Saturday
18th Feb
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.45 pm, New Moon.
No
Monday
20th Feb
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Online
Guest Speaker: Dr Jonty Marshall (Academia Sinica Taiwan).
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
No
Saturday
25th Feb
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.37 pm, Moonset 10.35 pm
No
Saturday
11th Mar
Beginners Workshop
at The Oaks
New Members orientation. From 6.00 pm
Sunset 7.19 pm, Moonrise 9.16pm
No
Saturday
18th Mar
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.10 pm, Moonrise 3.33 am
No
Monday
20th Mar
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Online
Guest Speaker: Sarah Caddy (Mac Uni)
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
No
Saturday
25th Mar
Wooglemai
At Oakdale
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.00 pm, Moonset 9.05 pm
No
Saturday
25th Mar
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.00 pm, Moonset 9.05 pm
No

Vaccination Policy

🟡We will continue to require members attending MAS outdoor events to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Where this is not the case, please discuss with a committee member.

🟡 Do not attend if your covid-19 vaccination status is not up to date or if you are exhibiting covid, flu or cold symptoms or if you or a close contact.

🟡 Attendees will be required to maintain responsible distancing.

🟡 We need to know who is going. Members are requested to contact John Rombi to reserve a place before travelling to an observing session.

🟡 We are currently not organising indoor events. When this changes, an indoor event policy will be announced.

⛅ The Oaks Weathercam: South facing ⛅ The Oaks Weathercam: North facing

Important Notices

Membership Renewal Fees

Membership renewals for 2023-24 are due by 28th February. It has been five years since our membership fees were last increased. Last year’s membership renewals were free. However, the Management Committee is now facing increased costs and has been reluctantly forced to raise membership fees. The old and new renewal fees are detailed on our renewals page.

Proposed Changes to MAS Constitution

The Management Committee is recommending amendments to the MAS Constitution to bring it into line with DOFT requirements and established practice within the Society. We have allocated January and February for members comments and suggestions on the proposal. Please view the proposal > Here <

General Notices

Membership

Dave Manning is our Membership Officer. Please contact Dave for all new membership enquiries: membership@macastro.org.au or go to our new membership page.

Management Committee 2022-23

President: John Rombi.
Vice-President: Noel Sharpe; Treasurer: Andy Milton; Secretary: Roger Powell. 
Committee Members: Phillip Kidd; Greg Bradford.

Logging On

Members require an e-mail address to log on to the advanced facilities of this website. Where households share the same e-mail address, only one username is possible. If you experience any problems logging on, please contact webmaster@macastro.org.au

E-mail

Don’t forget to tell us if  your e-mail address changes. E-mail is our primary means of direct communication with all our members. Please contact us with your new details at membership@macastro.org.au.

Observing

Members intending to attend our observing nights must read our Field Night page and Stargard or Wooglemai pages. Sessions are normally scheduled for Saturdays, because we recognise the needs of members who may have weekday jobs to go to. In the event of a doubtful weather forecast, members should check both here and our social media pages.