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The Astronomical Group of Western Australia (AGWA) was formed to
provide activity and networking for amateur astronomers, with or
without their own telescopes.
Activities throughout the year include: Field trips, seminars by
noted astronomers, workshops astronomy and related talks as well
as special events.
Membership benefits include:
* Use of the AGWA Observatory (on payment of $20 Single or $30
Family p.a. paid in January)
* A discount for group bookings to Perth Observatory (30 or more
* Discounts on selected products from BTOW.
* Members only special events ie meteor watching, occultations
* Workshops on CCD imaging, astrophotography, telescopes etc.
* New product demonstrations.
* Visits to sites around WA.
Membership to AGWA email list is available FREE, just send your
details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every
month at BTOW in MALAGA Unit 5 41 Holder Way Malaga. The doors
open at 7:00 p.m. for socialising before the talks begin at 7:30
p.m. After a break at about 8:30 and during which we have tea,
coffee or Milo and more socialising, the group reconvenes for
further talks and any announcements. Often we have an address by
a visiting speaker as a part of the programme and members
likewise often address the meeting. The cost for attending the
meetings is $3.00 members and $5.00 visitors.
On Saturday nights when there is no Moon and the weather is
favourable, we go observing faint objects away from some of the
light pollution of the city. Our venue for this purpose is a
private observatory on the property of Golden Grove, a tourist
citrus orchard in the Chittering valley out of Bullsbrook.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to join us in these
activities just talk to an AGWA member.
There are special interest groups in AGWA for owners of various
telescopes. Other special interest groups may be formed by any
members who share a particular astronomical interest or
equipment. If your interest is not already catered to by such a
group, find other members with the same interest and form a
group. The club library at BTOW includes a register of special
interests among the members. This is a good place to start. In
view, however, of the fact that many members may be unaware of
the register's existence, please email email@example.com and we
will send out a group email. Alternatively let us know at a
meeting night and make an announcement.
Trips into the country for special astronomical events, such as
solar eclipses, are arranged among the members from time to
time. These are announced at the meetings and subsequently
emailed out, so that all members who are interested can discuss
the details amongst themselves.
HOW TO GET TO GOLDEN GROVE
Travel North on the Great Northern Highway, as you enter
Bullsbrook, take the right hand turning, signed Chittering Rd.
Travel 14 k’s down this rd, on the right hand side you will pass
a sign for “Peace be Still” guesthouse. Just past this on the
right hand side is the Golden Grove Tea rooms, turn into the
drive and go between the tea rooms and the building on your
right. Go over the bridge and in front of you is the sorting
shed, look to the left and you will see a large dish and two
sheds to the right of the dish, those two buildings are the
Golden Grove Observatory. Park your car in the carpark area
before you get to the observing pads.
If you would like to join AGWA simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email only membership is free!