The 2021 CWAS AstroFest
2021 CWAS AstroFest

Saturday, 24 July 2021



The CWAS AstroFest is cancelled

It is with great reluctance that the committee of the Central West Astronomical Society has cancelled this year's CWAS AstroFest. The extended lockdown in Greater Sydney, and the closure of the State borders, has forced our hand. Combined with the restricted numbers permitted in the CSIRO's Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre, the continuation of the AstroFest became untenable.

Consequently, the announcement of the CWAS "David Malin Awards" will no longer be held in person, but will be livestreamed on Saturday, 24 July, from 3:00 PM (AEST). Details of the livestream will be posted on our social media pages, next week. The official opening of the permanent exhibition at the Parkes Observatory, will be held at a future date when the situation improves.

The CWAS wishes to thank CSIRO Space & Astronomy, Celestron Australia, SunStudios, and Astrovisuals, for their continued support in these trying times.


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