ASWA is the premier Astronomical society in the state of Western Australia. We are located in Perth, the world's most isolated capital city (at roughly 32ºS 116ºE), but are open to Membership from all over the state, the country, the world, or even the Universe. If you check a satellite snap of the Earth at night, you'll see us as that lonely dot on the west coast of the vast, dark expanse that is Australia.
*** Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova***
Check out this comet above the horizon in the western sky just after sunset throughout January. It's not easy to see in the twilight but as darkness falls it can be located by a keen eye in binoculars or a 6" plus scope. See Skyhound or The Sky Live for more information regarding location and timing.
ASWA held a Public Viewing Night at Gooseberry Hill Primary School on Saturday 16 April. Despite the bad weather, visitors still enjoyed views of the moon and Jupiter through the high clouds.
The Perth ASTROFEST 2016 was held on Saturday 5 March at Curtin University, and it was awesome. ASWA was there and had a great time, were you?
Check out the Perth Observatory sun and moon tables. You can check the rise and set times for the sun, moon and twilight (civil, nautical and astronomical) from 18 locations across WA until the year 2026.
ASWA holds its Lunar Section nights at Whiteman Park. The Park is a great place to visit for all sorts of activities. See the Whiteman Park website for more details.
ASWA has held a number of very successful Viewing Nights at Camp Leschenaultia, and would like to recommend the camp site and its many facilities. Click the Logo to visit their website.
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for Seven Days
Weather Details for your Local Area.
Radar Image (rain) for Perth.
Phases of the Moon from 1700 to 2035