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

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.

Australasian Dark Sky Alliance

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

Contact: Marnie Ogg, Director

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: Dr Kellie Pendoley, VP of the IDA, and Australasian contact.

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: the ASA Secretary (A/Prof. John O’Byrne)

Web: asa.astronomy.org.au (ASA site)
Web: www.astronomy.org.au (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:

Web: www.variablestarssouth.org

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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: Mike Chapman

Web: www.solis.asn.au

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