Organisations

Following is a list of some astronomical organisations. Information is subject to change.

Note: The organisations listed here may be affected by pandemic restrictions. See their websites or contact for details.

State Area Facility
Australia        Australasian Dark Sky Alliance
      International Dark-Sky Association
      The Astronomical Society of Australia
      Variable Stars South
 
New South Wales    Sydney    Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society Inc.

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Australasian Dark Sky Alliance

 

ADSA is promoting the preservation of the night environment, through education, public, policy and people.

 

Contact: Contact Marnie Ogg, Director, for email, see web site.
Web: www.australasiandarkskyalliance.org

 

 

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International Dark-Sky Association

 

IDA's goal is to preserve and protect the night-time environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.

 

Contact: Contact Dr Kellie Pendoley, VP of the IDA, and Australasian contact., for email, see web site.
Web: www.darksky.org

 

 

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The Astronomical Society of Australia

 

The Astronomical Society of Australia is the society of professional astronomers in Australia. It has a Society website and a second Australian Astronomy site providing links, both professional and amateur, and including links to educational material.

 

Contact: Contact the ASA Secretary (A/Prof. John O<0x2019>Byrne), for email, see web site.
Web: ASA site

 

Web:Australian Astronomy site

 

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Variable Stars South

 

VSS is an international association of astronomers, amateur and professional, researching the under-explored realm of southern variable stars. VSS covers most techniques of variable star research: visual observing, imaging with DSLRs and CCD cameras and spectrography. Its research is project-oriented, often involving professional/amateur collaboration. Its 'home' is its website, visit it for further information and contacts.

 

Contact: For email, see web site.
Web: VSS Site

 

 

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Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society Inc.

 

Since 1998 SOLIS has been working at protecting the view of the night sky by promoting better outdoor lighting.

 

Contact: Contact Mike Chapman, for email, see web site.
Web: www.solis.asn.au

 

 

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