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Astronomy Open Nights at the Observatory - October 9th, 10th & 11th

posted Sep 22, 2020, 6:48 PM by Brian Raynor   [ updated Sep 22, 2020, 6:49 PM ]

Saturn and Jupiter
The Astronomical Society of the South West (Inc) will be holding open astronomy nights for the public at their Observatory, Keble Heights, College Grove, Bunbury over the weekend of October 9th,10th & 11th (last weekend of the School Holidays).

The Observatory will be open on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of October each night from 7.00pm to 9:30pm, weather permitting.

This time we're featuring Jupiter and Saturn, plus Nebulas, Star Clusters, and other objects in the Southern Skies.

Cost: - Adults $15.00; Children $10.00; Family - $45.00.

Please note the new arrangements this year. Tickets are limited and there will be no cash sales at the gate. All bookings must be made online. 


If you are unable to book through the link provided, please contact us at enquiries@assw.org.au

The Bunbury Observatory is located at the end of Keble Heights in College Grove, behind the Aqwest site.

For further information please contact enquiries@assw.org.au

Astronomy Beginners Course - Feb 19 to Mar 25

posted Feb 11, 2020, 8:39 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Feb 12, 2020, 8:42 PM ]

The Astronomical Society of the South West will be conducting Astronomy Classes for Beginners at their Observatory, Keble Heights, College Grove, Bunbury, for six consecutive Wednesdays commencing on Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 at 6.00pm, and following weeks at 6.30pm.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!

If you are interested please message us by email: enquiries@assw.org.au

This is a perfect opportunity to jump in and learn about astronomy and all there is to know for viewing the night sky. Each night will feature a different topic with talks and a DVD presentation, followed by viewing outside with members and like-minded people to chat with.

Topics covered include:

  • Stars & Constellations
  • Planets
  • Moon
  • Telescopes
  • Galaxies
  • Asteroids & Comets

The usual duration of each night is 90-120 minutes, depending on clear weather and if any catch-up is needed from bad weather previous weeks.

For more information download the course outline

FEES

 Full Course     Adult $80
  Student (9yo, full time)  $40
  Family $150
   
 First Night Only (“Taster”) Adult $30
  Student (full time) $15

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

There is a limited number of places available. 

For bookings please download the registration form. 

For any help or questions, please enquire.

New Members and BYO Telescope Night - Friday 31st January

posted Jan 22, 2020, 5:17 AM by Brian Raynor

Our next BYO Telescope & New Members night is on Friday, 31st January. Our last event was a great success and we are looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people and sharing our hobby. 

If you have a telescope but aren't sure how to use it, or would you like a few tips on how to get the most out of it, this is for you. If you're thinking about buying one, then we can help point you in the right direction. 

Of course, you don't need a telescope, you can always join the club and share ours :-)

Previous BYO Scope nights have been so popular that we've had to limit numbers, so please use this link to book your spot, or contact the ASSW at enquiries@assw.org.au 

Cost is $10 per telescope, or family group, CASH ONLY on the night. Bookings are ESSENTIAL.

The club operates a large telescope in the Observatory in Bunbury, plus a range of portable scopes. In addition to Public Nights, we run viewing nights for members at the Observatory and at remote dark sites in the South West.

Contact enquiries@assw.org.au

Public Viewing Nights - October 4th, 5th & 6th

posted Sep 17, 2019, 1:56 AM by ASSW Google Admin

The Astronomical Society of the South West (Inc) will be holding open astronomy nights for the public at their Observatory, Keble Heights, College Grove, Bunbury over the first weekend of October (middle weekend of the School Holidays).

The Observatory will be open on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October each night from 7.00pm to 9:30pm, weather permitting.

This time we're featuring The Moon, plus Jupiter and Saturn are well placed for some great views. Come and look through the many telescopes at the wonderful objects in our beautiful southern night skies including star clusters, nebulas and much more.

Cost: - Adults $12.00;  Children $8.00; Family - $35.00.
CASH ONLY, at the gate. No Booking Necessary.

The Bunbury Observatory is located at the end of Keble Heights in College Grove, behind the Aqwest site.

For further information, please enquire here or through our website: http://www.assw.org.au/contact-us

Public Nights April 26-28th 2019

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:11 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 8:12 PM ]

The Astronomical Society of the South West (Inc) will hold open astronomy nights for the public at their Observatory in College Grove, Bunbury, during the last weekend of the April 2019 school holidays.

The Observatory will be open on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of April, each night from 7:00pm to 91:30pm, weather permitting.

This is a great time to view deep sky objects such as nebula, open clusters and globular clusters. There will be a range of club and member telescopes available, plus the large 20" telescope under the dome.

Cost: - Adults: $12.00;   Children: - $8.00;   Family: - $35.00.   CASH ONLY. No Bookings Required.

For further information, please enquire.

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Final BYO Telescope & New Members Night - Friday 15th March

posted Mar 5, 2019, 11:21 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 11:22 PM ]

Our final BYO Telescope & New Members night for the season is coming up soon on the Friday, 15th March. We've had a great response to our previous BYO Telescope nights and have had to limit numbers, so please contact the ASSW at enquiries@assw.org.au to book your spot!

If you have a telescope but aren't sure how to use it, or would you like a few tips on how to get the most out of it, this is for you.

Or, 

Thinking about buying a telescope, but aren't sure what type to get, perhaps we can point you in the right direction.

On the other hand, if you're just interested in Astronomy and would like to know more about what we do, and get involved in club activities, this would be an ideal time to come along. No telescope necessary!

The club operates a large telescope in the Observatory in Bunbury, plus a range of portable scopes. In addition to Public Nights, we run viewing nights for members at the Observatory and at remote dark sites in the South West.

Bookings for the night are essential, contact the club at enquiries@assw.org.au

Gold coin donation for tea/coffee.

New Members and BYO Scope Night - Friday 15th February

posted Feb 9, 2019, 6:32 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 6:33 PM ]

Our next BYO Scope night is coming up soon. Due to the level of interest, bookings are essential, so contact the ASSW at enquiries@assw.org.au.

Our BYO Scope nights are for people who already own a telescope and would like some assistance in using it, or people who are thinking about buying one and would like some advice on the various models available.

Also, it's an opportunity to learn more about the ASSW, have a tour of the Observatory and the huge 20" Newtonian Telescope under the dome, 

Bookings are essential, contact the club at enquiries@assw.org.au

New Members and BYO Scope Night - Friday 11th January

posted Nov 28, 2018, 10:54 PM by ASSW Google Admin

Do you have a telescope but aren't sure how to use it? Would you like a few tips on how to get the most out of it? 

Maybe thinking about buying one but aren't sure what type to get?

The ASSW will be hosting a BYO Telescope night for anyone with their own telescope, or thinking about getting one, or just interested in joining a group of amateur astronomers to learn more about the night sky.

The club operates a large telescope in the Observatory in Bunbury, plus a range of portable scopes. In addition to Public Nights, we run viewing nights for members at the Observatory and at remote dark sites in the South West.

Bookings are essential, contact the club at enquiries@assw.org.au

Gold coin donation for tea/coffee.

New Members and BYO Scope Night - Friday 14th December

posted Nov 28, 2018, 10:54 PM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 10:55 PM ]

Do you have a telescope but aren't sure how to use it? Would you like a few tips on how to get the most out of it? 

Maybe thinking about buying one but aren't sure what type to get?

The ASSW will be hosting a BYO Telescope night for anyone with their own telescope, or thinking about getting one, or just interested in joining a group of amateur astronomers to learn more about the night sky.

The club operates a large telescope in the Observatory in Bunbury, plus a range of portable scopes. In addition to Public Nights, we run viewing nights for members at the Observatory and at remote dark sites in the South West.

Bookings are essential, contact the club at enquiries@assw.org.au

Gold coin donation for tea/coffee.

AstroChat Launched!

posted Oct 5, 2018, 12:12 AM by ASSW Google Admin   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 12:15 AM ]

The ASSW has launched a new email list, AstroChat, for astronomy enthusiasts in the South West of Western Australia to discuss issues and events of common interest. 

Anyone is welcome to join Astrochat, simply send an email to join-astrochat@assw.org.au with your name and postcode.

After joining, you can participate by sending your email to astrochat@assw.org.au and it will be automatically circulated to all members. 

All email will have [astrochat] in the Subject line for easy identification and filtering. 

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