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ILLAWARRA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
(IAS)
WELCOMES YOU

Amateur Astronomy  Group based in Wollongong NSW Australia

 
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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.

 

ACTIVITIES

We have regular activities at various places and invite you to join us

You can learn about:


  • Astronomy

  • 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

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Looking Through Telescope

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Social and informative meetings at the Science Space

Our monthly meetings Have now resumed since March 2021

The IAS continues to be an active group with scheduled outdoor activities. 

​When meetings resume these will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month Feb-Dec. Starting at 7:30pm

ASTRONOMY OBSERVING

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.

Plato

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Lunar observing and social evenings
    Contact us for the next scheduled date
    Various locations arounf Wollongong
    Contact us for the next scheduled date
    Various locations arounf Wollongong
    Lunar observing nights at local spots around wollongong with a social and relaxed vibe.
  • LHB Award
    Usually at the IAS BBQ
    Location is TBD
    Usually at the IAS BBQ
    Location is TBD
    Presentation of the Annual LHB Award to a member in recognition of outstanding participation in the affairs of the society
  • Annual Social BBQ
    January-February
    Location is TBD
    January-February
    Location is TBD
    Our annual BBQ is a social event including families in a relaxed environment
  • Monthly General Meetings
    Meeting are held Feb-Dec, 2nd Tues at 7:30
    Science Space
    Meeting are held Feb-Dec, 2nd Tues at 7:30
    Science Space, Innovation Campus, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
    A 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.
 

Meetings

 

MEMBERSHIP

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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

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MEMBERSHIP FEES

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

 

CONTACT ILLAWARRA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (IAS)

Wollongong  NSW AUSTRALIA

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