UWS Observatory (Penrith) is located on the Werrington North Campus off the Great Western Highway.
The UWS Observatory (Penrith) is part of the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. It is operated by a dedicated team of volunteer staff and student that belong to the Computational Astrophysics Imaging & Simulation (CompAIS) group.
CompAIS run engagement and outreach programs for the public and for primary and secondary schools at the UWS Observatory (Penrith). Also available are teachers' workshops, and specialised group programs.
The programs are designed to enhance and extend learning in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) via astronomy and space science.A visit to UWS Penrith Observatory can include listening to fascinating lectures on various aspects of astronomy, 3D astronomy experience, and viewing of the night sky through telescopes including the main 0.6 m telescope. You can also come and listen to special lectures given by some of Australia's eminent and internationally recognised astronomers, physicists and engineers.
UWS Penrith Observatory has released an app - download it now to stay up to date with what's going on at the Observatory and what's going on in the night's sky.