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Welcome to Sydney City Skywatchers

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.


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

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

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2023 Speaker and Events Program

Our monthly program is designed to appeal to our members' different interests and to stimulate cosmic curiousity. The evening begins with short Members reports prior to the keynote speaker.

Monday 6 February, 6:30pm

'Supernova remnants – life after death'

Dr Luke Bozzetto.

Monday 6 March, 6:30pm

'Eclipse Chasers' Prof Nick Lomb and Dr Toner Stevenson, Order your copy online.

Monday 3 April, 6:30pm

'The Dark Universe' Dr Sara Webb explores dark energy and dark matter. Find out more...

Monday 1 May, 6:30pm

Dr Noelia Martinez joins us live from Mt Stromlo with a talk about her research into optics. Find out more here.

Monday 5 June, 6:30pm

Trevor Leaman joins us from rural NSW to discuss Researching Ooldea Aboriginal Astronomical traditions,

Monday 3 July, 6:30pm

Members Presentation night .


Monday 7th August, 6:30pm

Dr Brenan Dew zooms in from the Space Discovery Centre

Monday 4th September, 6:30pm

Dr Cullen Howlette from the University of Queensland

Wednesday 4th October, 6:30pm

Rob Horvat from Linden Observatory presents the Bob Evans telescope.

Monday 6th November, 6:30pm

Dr Vanessa Moss from CSIRO presents her research in radio astronomy.

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