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The Astrographic Catalogue and the women who measured the stars

AGM and Presentation by Toner Stevenson

Take part in Sydney City Skywatchers 125th Annual General Meeting. You will elect your committee, and hear the Presidents address. Then find out about the Sun's activity with Monty Leventhal AM and explore why the Great Star Catalogue (also known as the Astrographic Catalogue) created a new labour force of women who measured the stars with Toner Stevenson. 


Dr Toner Stevenson is current president of Sydney City Skywatchers, past manager of Sydney Observatory and currently Manager of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and Honorary Affiliate at the University of Sydney. She has 35 years of Museum experience and for her doctoral thesis she investigated Australia's participation in the Astrographic Catalogue. 

Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020

Time: 6:30pm

How to join: Members will be sent a Zoom invitation. If you are not a member please email:

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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. 


We meet at 6:30pm on the first Monday of the Month, usually at Sydney Observatory. Due to Covid-19 we are meeting with presentations and discussion about astronomy using Zoom technology until further notice. 


Typically there are short astronomy reports from members, and then a guest speaker or telescope viewing opportunity. You don't need to have any specialist knowledge, or own a telescope to enjoy, participate in and learn from these sessions but a passion for astronomy is a must! 


Since 1895 our aims to service the amateurs in astronomy have not changed.

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

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