Earlier in May, Eleni Petinos MP, Member for Miranda made a speech in parliament mentioning the great work of the Sutherland Astronomical Society.

This was the letter received from Eleni informing us of the speech:

 Eleni Petinos Letter


 And here is a certificate with the content of the speech:


tn Eleni Petinos Speech



Amateur astronomers from across Australia and New Zealand will be meeting next Easter to share their knowledge on a broad range of topics including variable stars, astroimaging, spectroscopy, occultations, outreach, comet hunting, history, citizen science, pro-am collaboration, and much more.

Why not join us?


Programme highlights include:

  • Two days packed with presentations
  • Variable Stars South Symposium
  • Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations
  • Workshop on image processing with PixInsight
  • Conference Dinner with guest speaker Fred Watson
  • Behind the scenes tour of historic Sydney Observatory

Fred Watson Picture

And don’t forget other attractions such as the Royal Easter Show.

Registration packages range from just a half day to all four days.


For more information visit the Official NACAA Web Site


World Record Stargazing


The record is now official at 7960 people across 37 sites!

We contributed to the total with 227 participants on our site at the Green Point Observatory in Oyster Bay.

If you were at the observatory on 21 August 2015 and participated in the record attempt you may like to purchase an Official Certificate from the Guinness World Record Organisation.

To order certificates go to the Guinness World Records Storeand after you click Add To Basket, enter the following information:

ID: 003552188    Code: bzle1623BZ


There is a new Public Open Night Photo Gallery including the World Record Stargazing attempt event.