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.
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?
Unfortunately, the last visible lunar eclipse till 2018 for Perth-ites was completely clouded out in Perth on the night of Saturday 4 April for those hoping to see it with the naked eye or telescopically. ASWA member Roger Groom was able to image it, however, from the Perth Hills. See his images here.
2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Read more about the IYL2015, why light is important to us and the City of Perth Lighting Strategy.
2009 was the International Year of Astronomy. As part of the IYA, the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Project was established to publish one podcast per day, for every day of 2009. Listen to the excellent podcasts and read the transcripts for 29 March 2009 and 1 December 2009 by ASWA Immediate Past President, Chris Marr.
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.
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