Kandos Museum was originally the Kandos Methodist Church, built in 1919. Photo: K Grant

Upcoming Events

Friday 23rd December – 5-7pm

Southern Sky Astrophotography: 2023 David Malin Awards
Opening Night. Exhibition closes 8th Feb’ 2024

This exhibition displays the top entries from the 2023 David Malin Awards astrophotography competition. Held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society, the competition is open to Australian astronomers and photographers.

Entries were judged by a panel of three Australian astrophotographers, Peter Ward, Phil Hart and
Alex Cherney, all of whom are previous winners, and the overall winner was selected by world-renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin AM.

The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skills to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky. There are eight award categories plus an Australasian Sky Guide cover award from Powerhouse Museum, which administers Sydney Observatory.

Southern Sky Astrophotography continues Sydney Observatory’s long association with excellence in astrophotography. Resident government astronomer Henry Chamberlain Russell began photographing the sky from Sydney Observatory in the early 1870s and his photographs of the Magellanic Clouds received international acclaim.

Powerhouse and Kandos Museum acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands on which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

The David Malin Awards are held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society. The 2023 awards are sponsored by CSIRO Space and Astronomy, Sky-Watcher Australia and supported by SUNSTUDIOS, with the touring exhibition supported by Powerhouse.

This exhibition is free with museum entry.

Kandos Museum acknowledges the Dabee people of the Wiradjuri nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which the Museum stands. We pay respect to Aboriginal Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other First Nations people.