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Welcome to the official homepage of the
Astronomical Society of Western Australia Inc.

Don't miss the Easter Lunar Eclipse. It's on Saturday 4 April, and the Partial Eclipse begins at 6:15pm (WST). The Full Eclipse starts at 7:57pm (WST), and totality will last about 5 minutes.

ASWA's banner at Whiteman Park

The Perth ASTROFEST 2015 was held on Saturday 28 March at Curtin University, and it was awesome. ASWA was there and had a great time, were you?

WORLD RECORD SMASHED!!! Congratulations Perth, we did it. Thanks to the Shire of Kalamunda for hosting the World Record Attempt on Saturday 28 February for the "World's Largest Astronomy Lesson". ASWA members were in the 1,108  people who participated in the lesson and made history, successfully claiming the World Record. A big thanks to all the organisers, officials and scrutineers who made this night possible. It was an awesome family night out.

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 night sky camera. It takes a series of short exposures about every 10 minutes and posts these wide field images of the night sky to the web.

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.

Weather Forecast
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Weather Details for your Local Area.
Radar Image (rain) for Perth.
Phases of the Moon from 1700 to 2035

The Astronomical Society of Western Australia Inc (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.

The following events are for ASWA Members and those who may wish to become members. Country, Interstate and Overseas visitors with a strong interest in Astronomy are also welcome.

For further information on any of the following, see the Diary for contact details or contact ASWA.

Monday 13 April - Como
7pm - Astronomy Class
8pm - Ordinary Meeting

Saturday 18 April - Serpentine
Sunset - Southern Districts Deep Sky Night

Saturday 25 April - Whiteman Park
Sunset - Lunar Viewing Night

Monday 27 April - Como
7pm - Club Night

Monday 11 May - Como
7pm - Astronomy Class
8pm - Ordinary Meeting

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 May - Tammin
Sunset - Tammin Weekend Deep Sky Observing

Saturday 16 May - Serpentine
Sunset - Southern Districts Deep Sky Night

Monday 25 May - Como
7pm - Club Night

Saturday 30 May - Whiteman Park
Sunset - Lunar Viewing Night

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This page was last updated on 26 March, 2015
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