ILLAWARRA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (IAS) AT A GLANCE
Amateur Astronomer Group
The Illawarra Astronomical Society (IAS) has a long and interesting history.
Established in 1961, we are a group of amateur astronomers who met at the Science Space, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Our monthly meetings have now resumed since March 2021.
The IAS continues to be an active group with scheduled outdoor activities.
The group enjoys discussion and learning about astronomy in a family-friendly, social atmosphere where beginners are welcome and you don’t need to own a telescope to attend.
We have regular activities at various places and invite you to join us
You can learn about:
Selecting a telescope to buy
How to find objects in the night sky
Using your telescope to do astrophotography
Observing nights at dark sky sites
Discovery nights at the Science Space
Social and informative meetings at the Science Space
Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday of each month Feb-Dec. Starting at 7:30pm
Dark Sky and Lunar Observing Nights
Observing nights organised at our dark sky site and local sites. Everyone is welcomed - A telescope is not required.
PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHTS
Sharing the Night Sky with the Community
Public viewing and special interest events organised in cojunction with the Science Space, Wollongong
Check on Facebook for upcoming events
For it is obvious to everybody, I think, that this study [of astronomy] compels the soul to look upward and leads it away from things here to higher things.
- Meeting are held Feb-Dec, 2nd Tues at 7:30Science SpaceMeeting are held Feb-Dec, 2nd Tues at 7:30Science Space, Innovation Campus, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500, AustraliaA small casual group of keen amateur astronomers from a varying of backgrounds meet to share observing, discuss recent related events and tips related to telescopes and photography.
MEMBERS ONLY SECTION
Members can log in via the "Hello IAS" at the top right of the navigation bar for hidden conten and members forum
Membership fees are $30 per annum. Concession and Senior rates also avaliable.
The membership year is the finanical year from July to June the following year.
Members are entited to
vote at the AGM and on matters related to the IAS
attend IAS meeting and events
participate on the Illawarra Astronomical Society Facebook page
and observation planning
CLOUD FREE NIGHTS
Online weather forecast information service
SPOT THE ISS
Live tracking of the ISS
Events, information and more
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA)
Images, applications and more