ASAW is the local astronomical society for the Albury-Wodonga region. We have a great group of members, ranging in experience from novice to world-class amateur astronomers. The society has a good range of equipment for members to borrow and there’s plenty of help on offer for purchasing and using equipment.

Dr Tyler Bourke is a Project Scientist with the Square Kilometre Array and is based at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the UK.

He studied at ANU and gained his BSc majoring in Physics.  He went on to do a Masters and PhD at UNSW and did his PhD research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Boston (CfA)

He held various positions at the CfA from the early 2000s including 1 ½ years in Hawaii. He has been with the SKA Project since 2013.

His lecture is entitled "The World's Largest Radio Telescope in your Backyard"

ASAW World Record Attempt 21/08/2015.

On the 21st of August, 2015, the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga held a viewing night at Trinity Thurgoona to help contribute to a World Record Attempt for the most number of people looking through a telescope at the same time accross multiple sites. Unfortunately for the 78 stargazers that showed up to the ASAW gathering the weather was not kind, with the event being rained out. A huge thank you to all those who attended and helped out for the attempt.

Image Credit: Carl Rainer

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