Monthly Meetings - 2019:

Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month (January excepted) from 7:30PM in the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre. All are welcome.

Month Guest Speaker/Programme Talk Title and Comments
2nd of FebruaryJohn Sarkissian Whispering Stones
2nd of MarchTim AndersaonImaging Deep Sky Objects using a DSLR
6th of AprilWorld Autism Awareness MonthPublic Viewing
4th of MayDr Jane KaczmarekGirt by B: mapping magnetic fields on cosmic scales
1st of JuneRobert ShawYou came all this way for two minutes?
6th of JulyMike and Trish Berthon-JonesAstrophotography
3rd of AugustStephen RussellOccultation Observing in 2018
7th of SeptemberAGMMembers
5th of OctoberTBATBA
2nd of NovemberTBATBA
7th of DecemberTBAChristmas Meeting

Dark Sky Observing Nights - 2019:

The Dark Sky Oberving Nights are held twice every month - the Saturday night's closest to the new Moon and the last-quarter Moon.

Dark Sky Night Location
10th of FebruaryCookamidgera
17th of February Cookamidgera
10th of MarchCookamidgera
17th of MarchCookamidgera
7th of April Cookamidgera
14th ofAprilCookamidgera
5th of MayCookamidgera
12th of MaySylvania
9th of JuneCookamidgera
16th of JuneSylvania
7th of July Cookamidgera
4th of AugustCookamidgera
11th of August Sylvania
1st of SeptemberCookamidgera
8th of September Sylvania
29th of SeptemberCookamidgera
6th of OctoberSylvania
3rd of NovemberCookamidgera
10th of November Sylvania

Lunar Observing Nights - 2019:

The Lunar Observing Nights are held once a month on the Saturday night closest to the first quarter Moon. The meetings begin in the afternoon and include a technical meeting and barbecue for members. The Moon is observed during the day and into the evening.

Lunar Night Location