The Astronomical Group of Western Australia (AGWA) was formed to provide activity and networking for amateur astronomers, with or without their own telescopes. AGWA is run as a not for profit organisation this means it’s run by members and all proceeds go back to the group to help improve facilities for members.
Membership to AGWA is FREE, just sign up on the Join AGWA also join AGWA on facebook: for all the latest news hints and tips from our members.
AGWA arranges astronomy camps/field trips for members in the country during the year to take advantage of our wonderful dark southern skies – WA skies are envied around the world.
AGWA runs monthly meetings usually held on the 1st Wednesday of the month. We meet at BinoCentral in Joondalup, 43 Winton Rd Joondalup, where we often have guest speakers who will discuss all aspects of astronomy from meteorites to black holes.
These meetings are a great time to meet other members and ask questions about any issues you may be having with your own telescope, our members have knowledge in all aspects of Astronomy and Astrophotography. The monthly meetings cost $3 to attend, this is to cover the cost of milo, tea, coffee and biscuits that are provided. The meetings are at 7.00pm for a start at 7.30pm – approx 9:30pm.
AGWA is currently negotiating for a private observing site within an hour of Perth. We try to hold Dark Sky Nights every month (usually Saturdays) plus other activities at different times during the year. Dates and information for events are published in the monthly newsletter to members and is also available on our private Facebook page.
To access AGWA’ s potential new observing site, there will be a sponsorship fee (yet to be determined).
The sponsorship will allow you access to the site and AGWA facilities to be established in the future.
AGWA Observing site sponsors will be given directions to the site and a sticker that must be displayed on your telescope at all times.