Central West Astronomical Society

Parkes, NSW
WWW: http://www.cwas.org.au/
Address: CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre 585 Telescope Rd, Parkes NSW 2870


To provide a forum for the people of the Central West to:

  • Exhange their astronomical views, knowledge and experience;
  • Increase their knowledge amd skills in various areas of amateur astronomy;
  • Educate the public and promote and encourage amateur astronomy in general.


Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month (January excepted) from 7:30PM in the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre. All are welcome.

The Dark Sky Oberving Nights are held twice every month – the Saturday night’s closest to the new Moon and the last-quarter Moon. See location schedule below for 2019.

The Lunar Observing Nights are held once a month on the Saturday night closest to the first quarter Moon. The meetings begin in the afternoon and include a technical meeting and barbecue for members. The Moon is observed during the day and into the evening.


Dark Sky Night Location
2nd of February Cookamidgera
9th of February Sylvania
2nd of March Cookamidgera
9th of March Sylvania
30th of March Sylvania
6th of April Cookamidgera
27th ofApril Sylvania
4th of May Cookamidgera
25th of May Sylvania
1st of June Cookamidgera
29th of June Sylvania
6th of July Cookamidgera
27th of July Sylvania
3rd of August Cookamidgera
24th of August Sylvania
31st of August Cookamidgera
21st of September Sylvania
28th of September Cookamidgera
19th of October Sylvania
26th of October Cookamidgera
23rd of November Sylvania
30th of November Cookamidgera

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