UWS Observatory

Astronomy Night - 8 August 2015

The UWS Penrith Observatory is located on the Werrington North Campus of the University of Western Sydney just off the Great Western Highway.

The UWS Penrith Observatory is part of the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics and is operated by a dedicated team of volunteer staff and students that belong to the Computational Astrophysics Imaging & Simulation (CompAIS) group.

At the UWS Penrith Observatory the CompAIS group conduct engagement and outreach programs that include  astronomy nights and workshops for the public and for primary and secondary schools. The astronomy nights and workshops are designed to enhance and extend teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) via astronomy and space science. The group also provides teacher workshops, and specialised group programs.

A visit to the UWS Penrith Observatory can include listening to fascinating talks on various aspects of Astronomy or STEM given by some of Australia's most eminent and internationally recognised astronomers, physicists and engineers, a 3D astronomy movie, and viewing of the night or day sky through the observatories various telescopes including the main 0.6 m telescope (weather permitting).

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For more information, email Roslyn McCourt  or call 02 4736 0135, or email

Professor Miroslav Filipovic (Director) or Ain De Horta (Manager).