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Astronomical Society of Western Australia Inc.

Don't miss seeing Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. By mid-December the comet was visible to the naked eye for experienced observers with dark skies and keen eyesight. For observers in the southern hemisphere it is easily visible in binoculars (even in suburban Perth) and should continue to brighten until mid- January.

Have a look at ASWA member Roger Groom's astrophotography website for comet image and sky map - http://astrophotography.com.au/comet-c2014-q2-lovejoy/

ASWA's banner at Whiteman Park

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.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS 2015
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 9 February - Como
7pm - Astronomy Class
8pm - Ordinary Meeting

Saturday 21 February - Serpentine
Sunset - Southern Districts Deep Sky Night

Monday 23 February - Como
7pm - Club Night

Saturday 28 February - Whiteman Park
Sunset - Lunar Viewing Night

Monday 9 March - Como
7pm - Astronomy Class
8pm - Ordinary Meeting

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March - Dryandra
Sunset - Astrocamp

Saturday 21 March - Serpentine
Sunset - Southern Districts Deep Sky Night

Monday 23 March - Como
7pm - Club Night

Saturday 28 March - Whiteman Park
Sunset - Lunar Viewing Night

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.

Click for Perth, Western Australia Forecast

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