Astronomical Societies

Professional Astronomy Organisations

Amateur Societies

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

South Australia

Queensland

Victoria

Tasmania

Western Australia

Commercial Suppliers

The following list of suppliers has been obtained from advertisements in magazines. A listing on this page does not imply any endorsement of the supplier by WSAAG. The list is simply a service to the users of this site. The order of listing is alphabetical to remove any implied ranking from the list.

Discussion Forums

Education

General Information

Observing Reference Material

Observing Themes

  • Herschel 400 – A list of deep sky objects that are a natural extension of the Messier list.
  • Astro-Tom.com – Site containing a list of deep sky objects and tips on their observation.
  • Lunar 100 – Site containing a list of lunar objects to observe.
  • NGC / IC Project – The NGC/IC Project is an attempt to correctly identify all of the original NGC and IC objects.

Telescope Tuning, Mounts, Aligning and DIY

ATM (Amateur Telescope Making)

  • BBAstroDesigns – Site containing useful information on telescope design.
  • Stellafane – Site containing ideas and designs for telescopes.

Software – Shareware or Freeware

  • RTGUI – Windows application that produces observing lists and can control some Goto telescopes.
  • NightCal – Windows application that produces a monthly calendar of the moon phases, sunrise/set, moonrise/set and conjunctions.
  • Virtual Moon Atlas – Windows application that provides information on the features of the moon.
  • PocketStars – Planetarium software for Windows, smartphones and PDAs.
  • Cartes du Ciel – Planetarium software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • StarCalc – A Windows based planetarium package that is expandable to use common databases.
  • Stellarium – A planetarium package for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Voyager and SkyGazer – Planetarium software packages for Windows and Mac OS X users.
  • Keith’s Image Stacker – Image processing software for the Macintosh system.
  • AstroPlanner – Software for observation planning, visualisation and logging.

Solar System

Deep Space

Magazines

Buy And Sell

  • Astro Buy and Sell – Australia’s Best Classifieds for Used Telescopes and Accessories.