Monthly Meetings - 2018:

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
3rd of FebruaryJohn SarkissianThe Apollo Decision
3rd of MarchDr Stuart RyderA Night on SOFIA
7th of AprilTBATBA
5th of MayTBATBA
2nd of JuneTBATBA
7th of JulyAstroFest PlanningMembers
4th of AugustTBATBA
1st of SeptemberAGMMembers
6th of OctoberTBATBA
3rd of NovemberTBATBA
1st of DecemberTBAChristmas Meeting

Dark Sky Observing Nights - 2018:

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
18th of FebruaryCookamidgera
25th of FebruarySylvania
25th of MarchCookamidgera
1st of AprilSylvania
22nd ofAprilCookamidgera
29th of AprilSylvania
20th of MayCookamidgera
27th of MaySylvania
17th of JuneCookamidgera
24th of JuneSylvania
22nd of JulySylvania
19th of AugustCookamidgera
26th of AugustSylvania
16th of SeptemberCookamidgera
23rd of SeptemberSylvania
14th of OctoberCookamidgera
21st of OctoberSylvania
11th of NovemberCookamidgera
18th of NovemberSylvania

Lunar Observing Nights - 2018:

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