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 NightLocation
2nd of FebruaryCookamidgera
9th of FebruarySylvania
2nd of MarchCookamidgera
9th of MarchSylvania
30th of MarchSylvania
6th of AprilCookamidgera
27th ofAprilSylvania
4th of MayCookamidgera
25th of MaySylvania
1st of JuneCookamidgera
29th of JuneSylvania
6th of JulyCookamidgera
27th of JulySylvania
3rd of AugustCookamidgera
24th of AugustSylvania
31st of AugustCookamidgera
21st of SeptemberSylvania
28th of SeptemberCookamidgera
19th of OctoberSylvania
26th of OctoberCookamidgera
23rd of NovemberSylvania
30th of NovemberCookamidgera

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