Sutherland Astronomical Society


Practical Astronomy Course

SASPAC is an in depth course to learn everything you wanted to know about backyard astronomy.

The next course will commence in August 2017


Upcoming Speakers

Click on the speaker's name to see the calendar entry

6 Jul 2017 - Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith (CSIRO)

3 Aug 2017 - Dr Stuart Ryder (AAO)

7 Sep 2017 - Prof Fred Watson


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Group Bookings

Book a private star night for your group or club for a personalised astronomy experience.



Public Open Nights

Public Open Nights - September

See the stars through huge telescopes. Our next open nights are on 29-30 September 2017.

Green Point Observatory is open for meetings every Thursday evening commencing at 7:30pm. Visitors are welcome to attend Guest Speaker Talks and SASI workshops. The Observatory is located at the bottom of a reserve off Green Point Road, Oyster Bay NSW. Follow the path for 100 metres.

Click to view a Map to Green Point Observatory and obtain further directions.


The Sutherland Astronomical Society Inc. (SASI) was formed in 1961 when a small group of people wished to form a society and construct an observatory south of the Georges River. The Society was known, until the late 1970's, as the James Cook Astronomers Club.

Green Point Observatory was subsequently constructed on Council land at the corner of Green Point and Caravan Head Roads, Oyster Bay. Stage 1 consisted of a dome, library and 41cm Newtonian telescope (recently refurbished) and was completed in the mid 1960's. Stage 2, a Meeting Hall capable of seating 50 people was completed in the early 1970's and Stage 3, a roll-off roof observatory and storeroom was completed in 1996.

At present, a state-of-the-art 35cm Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope is mounted in the roll-off observatory. The Society also has a 15cm refractor, 20cm Newtonian, 20cm SCT and 7x50 binoculars for members use. 

Some of the major activities of the Society and its members include Deep Sky, Planetary and Variable star observing; Occultations, Grazes and Eclipses; Photography and CCD imaging as well as Public Education Courses.


New Photo in Gallery

A new photo of the Moon-Mercury-Regulus conjunction on 25 July 2107 has been added to Peter Williams' gallery.

Members are invited to submit their own galleries of society events or any astroimages you would like to share with the world.

SASI Mentioned in Parliament

The Sutherland Astronomical Society was mentioned in paliament this month by Eleni Petinos MP, State Member for Miranda.

Details here.

SASI in the Newspaper

We made it into The Leader with an article on the 50th Anniversary of the Green Point Observatory, and our Earth Hour Public Open Night on Saturday 25 March.

SASI USA 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Tour

SASI is organising a fabulous tour to take in the sights of the USA and the Total Solar Eclispe in August 2017.

See the news article for details.


Membership Details

Become a Member!

Join the friendly astronomical society for socialising, practical advice, monthly speaker nights, weekly meetings and more!

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Sponsorship - Purchase a Photographic Plate

Become a Society Sponsor by purchasing an historic glass plate.


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SASI USA 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Tour

14-29 August 2017. Book now for an experience of a lifetime!