Notice Board

Beginners Workshop

Saturday 1st October, 4.30 pm

Members only. For details please go to our Beginners Workshop Page


Lunar Eclipse

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Tuesday 8th November and (weather permitting) will be visible throughout the Macarthur region. You will need to find a location with a good view of the Eastern sky, as the eclipse will be in progress as the Moon rises.

TIMEEVENTALTITUDE
7.02 pmMoon enters penumbrabelow horizon
7.21 pmMoon risebelow horizon
8.09 pmMoon enters umbra and partial eclipse begins
9.16 pmBeginning of total eclipse19º
9.59 pmMaximum eclipse25º
10.41 pmTotal eclipse ends30º
11.49 pmPartial eclipse ends36º
12.56 amPenumbral eclipse ends37º

New Observing Site

MAS is pleased to introduce our new observing facility for members, at Wooglemai, near Oakdale.

Wooglemai – image by Greg Bradford

The next events will be held on 19th November and 17th December. Wooglemai admission is for members only. To contribute towards the rental payments, the fee for attendance is $30.00.

You can find out more about the location on our Wooglemai page.


Coming Up

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
24th Sept
Stargard C A N C E L L E D
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 5.54 pm, MR 5.31 am
No
Saturday
1st Oct
Beginners Workshop
at The Oaks
New members tutorial session 4.30 pm
Sunset 5.57 pm, Moonset 11.43 pm
No
Monday
17th Oct
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Online
Guest Speaker: Dr Emil Lenc (ATNF)
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
No
Saturday
22nd Oct
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.16 pm Moonrise 4.58 am
No
Saturday
29th Oct
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.22 pm, Moonset 11.45 pm
No
Tuesday
8th Nov
Total Lunar EclipseMaximum at 9.59 pm~
Saturday
19th Nov
Wooglemai
at Oakdale
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.42 pm, Moonrise 3.24 am
No
Saturday
19th Nov
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.42 pm, Moonrise 3.24 am
No
Monday
21st Nov
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Online
Guest Speaker: Malcolm Ellis (MAS)
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
No
Saturday
26th Nov
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 7.15 pm, Moonset 10.36 pm
No
Monday
5th Dec
Macarthur Astronomy Forum
Online
Guest Speaker: Prof. Geraint Lewis (USYD)
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
No
Saturday
17th Dec
Wooglemai
at Oakdale
Members private observing.
Sunset 8.05 pm, Moonrise 1.50 am
No
Saturday
17th Dec
Stargard
at The Oaks
Members private observing.
Sunset 8.05 pm, Moonrise 1.50 am
No

🔴 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 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 must contact John Rombi to reserve a place before travelling to an observing session.

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

Members Notices

Membership

The Society has: 164 MembersYou can join MAS > HERE <

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


Macarthur Astronomy Forum

Dr Emil Lenc (ATNF)

Monday 17th October

7.15pm for a 7.30 pm start. Online for members only.


Stargard: Entry & Exit

To avoid any wheel damage to the field, all attendees must follow the directions to navigate safely to the observing area.

Park in two outward facing rows and leave in a forward direction past the other cars so you don’t reverse over people and equipment


Management Committee 2022-23

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

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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 page.

Stargard 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, events may be either cancelled, postponed or brought forward. If an event is in doubt, before setting out, members should check both here and our social media pages.