Upcoming Events

May 31, 2020

Journey of Metals Through the Cosmic Web

Dr Anshu Gupta presents her research via Zoom

In her presentation about Journey of Metals Through the Cosmic Web Dr Anshu Gupta will  focus on how galaxies evolve in conjunction with their chemical evolution in this Zoom presentation to Members.


Dr Anshu Gupta is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her main focus is to understand how the local environment shapes galaxies as we see them today, from clouds of gas to galaxies like our Milky Way. She combine observations from the largest ground based telescope with the state-of-the-art cosmological simulations to estimate if galaxies living in dense galaxy clusters produce metals faster than galaxies living in isolation.

How do I join in?: An email will be sent to members with a link to the meeting 1 week prior to the event. If you are not a member and want to join this event consider becoming a member and/or email our secretary: sydneycityskywatchers@gmail.com

Date: Monday 1 June 

Time: 6:30pm sharp

Please log onto Zoom 10 minutes prior, mute your microphone.

May 03, 2020

125th Anniversary Sydney City Skywatchers

Snippets from 125 years of history, presented by Dr. Nick Lomb

Monty Leventhal OAM, previous President, will introduce Dr Nick Lomb who has been researching the recent history of our society.

There have been many notable people involved with the NSW Branch of the British Astronomical Association (precursor of the Sydney City Skywatchers) over the years. In this on-line talk we will briefly meet a few of them and have a quick look at some of the past activities of the Branch. Though the talk will be wide-ranging, the emphasis will be on the events and personalities of the last few decades.

Dr Nick Lomb worked at Sydney Observatory for thirty years, mostly as Curator of Astronomy. He has been associated with the Branch, and subsequently with the Sydney City Skywatchers, since 1979 and is now a Life Member.


After the talk charge your virtual glasses to celebrate the continuation of our astronomy society since its beginning in 1895 as the NSW Branch of the British Astronomical Association through to today.

Date: Monday 4 May 2020

Location: Zoom 

Time: 6:25 - log into the Zoom session (you will receive a link via email)

Presentation: 6:30pm.

Caption: Image caption: Who is the girl in the cage and what is she doing? Why is a former Branch President next to her? Photo George Smith

Apr 05, 2020

Zoom in to our April Member's meeting!

Solar Storms and Astronomy in the Age of COVOD-19

Due to the Covid-19 virus we are holding a 'virtual' meeting in April via Zoom.


Members will receive a link via email. Accept and Zoom in on Monday 6th April at 6:30pm.


There will be 2 short presentations lined up for you to engage with on-line:

'Imagine if...: all about Space Weather' presented by Dr Toner Stevenson 

'Sidewalk astronomy in the Age of Covid-19' by Ann Cairns


Date: Monday 6 April

Time: 6:30pm

Don't forget : Astronomers without Borders have declared April as Global Astronomy month. Many of you can stargaze from home and there are super on-line resources available. Have a look at Fred Watson's on-line Cosmic Relief Webinars.

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