Welcome to Sydney City Skywatchers

Established in 1895, Sydney City Skywatchers carries forward a proud tradition of providing a forum dedicated to amateur astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts in the city. 


Since 1895 our aims to service the amateurs in astronomy have not changed. We are inclusive and welcome new members from Sydney and beyond.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that Sydney Observatory, the home of Sydney City Skywatchers, is built. As we share our own knowledge and learn about astronomy and its heritage, may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.

Should you wish to visit Sydney Observatory please contact the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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Our Next Event

Viewing night

Monday 5th July 2021

5:00pm to 8:30pm

A special Member's viewing night at our special place for observing the stars and planets, Sydney Observatory.

Bring your telescope and binoculars, or just yourself. Wear warm clothes and bring a thermos of something hot to drink. There will be short talks by members and great opportunities to exchange information and methods.

What's in the sky? The constellations of Scorpius, Sagittarius and Centaurus; the Southern Cross will be high in the sky and Venus and Mars will set in the west.

Not a member? This is a members only event. If you would like to join Sydney City Skywatchers download and complete the form below and/or email:

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For only $45 per year you can join our society of astronomy enthusiasts.

Download the form and apply now.

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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