We are a society based in the northern suburbs of Sydney (NSW, Australia), containing a number of streams to cater for astronomy related interests at all levels. We have a number of core streams and activities at NSAS and these are listed below. Please visit the site regularly to get updated news on our upcoming events and activities.

NOTE: Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), club observing nights are currently for members only till the end of March 2021. We plan to run virtual General Meetings / Guest Speaker Talks as well as the NAG (New Astronomers Group) training. Visitors are welcome to our virtual Guest Speaker Talks and NAG. Stay tuned for updates.

We are pleased to announce a new curriculum to support beginners who wish to get involved with the practical aspects of astronomy ie: telescopes etc. It consists of an initial zoom session to cover the basics of setting up a telescope and then a field session to put that into practice. The field session is limited to 10 telescopes so that each person gets the support they need from the NSAS instructor. For more information, or to reserve your booking please refer here.

Our General Meetings are held each month (except Dec/Jan) and in keeping with the current COVID situation, these will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting is open to everybody, i.e. NSAS members and non-members alike. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 16th February, starting at 7:30pm (AEDST). To join, click here (Password: NSAS2020 or NSAS2021).

Our guest speaker for February is Prof Ray Norris, CSIRO and Western Sydney University who will talk about the latest discoveries from CSIRO’s $185m ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope. ASKAP surveys the sky in a unique way and hence was expected to make new discoveries. Join in and listen about the latest observations called WTFs and ORCs.

For details of our meetings and events please refer to our Observing and Visitors link below or our Calendar.