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 the coronavirus lockdown the club observing nights are currently SUSPENDED. We will advise here when these activities resume. All our General Meetings / Guest Speaker Talks for July will be conducted on zoom including the Beginners Night on Zoom sessions. Visitors are welcome to our virtual Guest Speaker Talks and NAG.

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 are usually conducted at Regis Hall, as well as via Zoom. The meeting is open to everybody, i.e. NSAS members and non-members alike. The meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (AEDST) and hence our next is scheduled for Tuesday 15th June.

To join the Zoom meeting, click https://zoom.us/j/5823913701?pwd=cUJlNkNGdVUyNFhpc2lucWYzQ0F0UT09

(Zoom Meeting ID: 5823913701 Password: NSAS2021).

For directions to Regis Hall please refer to https://nsas.org.au/meetings-and-events/ordinary-meetings-agm/

This month’s presentation at the General Meeting (Tuesday 20th July @ 7:30pm) is the Juno mission – unlocking mysteries of Jupiter. We are lucky enough to have Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer (Msc, PHD) from Astronomy Australia Ltd to conduct this presentation for us. As we are currently in Coronavirus lockdown this session will be held on zoom at the links above.

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is a non-profit organisation, whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability. They work with national observatories, relevant infrastructure providers, astronomers at universities, and the Australian Government to advance the infrastructure goals in the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan 2016–2025, Australia in the era of global astronomy.   

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