Astronomy Events

Set for Stargazing - Sat 4th Apr 2020

Astrotourism is taking off in and around Northam! At a fun, family friendly community stargazing night, find out about astrotourism and what it means for Northam. Then take a journey to the stars. Look through telescopes to see the Moon, Great Orion Nebula, Jewel Box Cluster in the Southern Cross and more!


When: From 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Saturday 4th April 2020


Where: Bilya Koort Boodja at 6:00pm for Astrotourism talk, Bernard Park at 7:15pm for stargazing.


What to bring: BYO Chairs, rug, picnic, drink, torch, warm clothes, fly net and insect repellent. This event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.


Bookings: Free community event. Please RSVP by Friday 3 April to



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Latest Event - Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course

Start date: Wed 7th Aug 2024    

The annual Introduction to Practical Astronomy Course  run the Sutherland Astronomical Society (SASI) is on!

Wed 7 Aug Getting Acquainted with the Night Sky
Wed 14 Aug Constellations from the Southern Hemisphere
Wed 21 Aug Setting up Telescopes & Understanding Optics
Wed 28 Aug The Solar System
Wed 4 Sep Stars
Wed 11 Sep Deep Sky Objects
Wed 18 Sep Intro to the Big Bang Theory
Wed 25 Sep New Developments in Astronomy & Space, Basic concepts for beginners in Astro-Photography)

Sessions are held at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney.

Recommended: Additional Saturday evenings dark-sky observing during the course, with mentor volunteers.

You will need to book – full details here


Coming Up - Great Sydney Total Solar Eclipse 2028

Start date: Sat 22nd Jul 2028    

Taken in Carbondale IL, USA during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Canon 5D MK3 with Sigma 150-600mm lens and Baader AstroFilm solar filter.

Ok so this might be a little premature 4 years out from the event, but hey – why not get the hype machine rolling early right? There’s a lot of time to prepare and practice or at the very least, scratch a few days off your future calendar to come join us and the rest of Sydney for a total solar eclipse with a “greatest duration” of totality that passes right over the Bintel store in Glebe! Almost 4 glorious minutes of darkness await during totality. To check the map for your predicted time and proximity to totality check NASA’s website here.

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