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Annual General Meeting Friday 13th Aug 2021

Friday 13th August 2021 - 7:30pm
Venue: Online meeting using ZOOM
Abstract: Presentation of Annual Reports, election of office bearers and committee members, lucky door prize (one year's membership extension).

Click on the date above to see all the details of the meeting, and download the notice and nomination form. 

Wiruna Closed until further notice - 26th June 2021

26th June 2021

In light of today's annoucement from NSW Health, Wiruna is closed until further notice. 

Consult the NSW Health website for further information:

Star Night at Tebbutt's Observatory 19 June from 5.30pm

Hi folks,

There is going to be a:

‘Back to Tebbutt's Sky-Watching Astronomical Evening'
at the historical Tebbutt's Observatory in Palmer Street, Windsor
on Saturday 19 June starting at 5.30pm

Astronomers who bring telescopes to share views with the public will be admitted free. 

See the attached flyer for further details. 


Results Fundraiser for 1st Kandos Scouts and Two Mile Fire Brigade

Fundraiser progress - launched Midday, Friday 23rd April, 2021
Midday, Saturday 24th April, 2021 $1045 in total
Midday, Tuesday 27th April, 2021 $1565 in total
Midday, Saturday 1st May, 2021 $1765 in total
Midday, Saturday 8th May, 2021 $1960 in total
Final tally

Scouts $1853

Firies $1461

$3314 in total

2021 Calendar now available

The ASNSW 2021 calendar is now available here:

A one-page PDF version is available below. 

Please note that meeting venues have been left as "TBA". Details will be provided when individual meeting notices are emailed to members. 

Fire Season - no fires at Wiruna - 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021

Fire Season

The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period runs from 1 October to 31 March. If you are planning to light a fire in the open during this time, you will need a Fire Permit. This means - NO burning off at Wiruna, and NO use of the incinerators (as they don’t have a spark arrest system) unless YOU want to apply for a permit! Please take care this summer.


Crago Observatory Status Updates on Facebook

Crago Observatory has reopened for ASNSW members only, and they must bring their own observing equipment. There is currently NO SHARING of telescopes, eyepieces or any optical devices whilst social distancing is in force. 

Crago Observatory has a Facebook page:

Resumption of Friday Night Meetings via ZOOM (update 17/9/2020)

I am happy to advise that, after a long hiatus due to COVID-19, our Friday night meetings will resume this month - online via ZOOM.

Our next scheduled meeting will be held next week, on Friday 25 September 2020. Dr Jesse van de Sande (ARC DECRA Fellow) will be speaking on the topic of "What to Galaxies and Shadow Puppets have in common?" Further details of this meeting are available here:

An email notification will be sent to ASNSW members next week with details of how to join the meeting.


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