What makes the Brisbane Astronomical Society such an exciting group is our friendly and motivated amateur astronomers covering a broad range of interests. We welcome beginners taking their first steps to exploring the skies, and seasoned amateurs alike. Our members enjoy and share observing and imaging, organising public viewing events and school nights. Some even take part in international research projects, discover supernovas or variable stars.
Come and meet us at one of our monthly meetings, or even better, come along to a Public Viewing Night or a StarBQ. You can expect a friendly atmosphere, good company, likeminded discussions, and practical advice for novice and experienced observers.
BAS Public and School Outreach Programs
Throughout the year BAS members take telescopes to various community events, and each month to the Mount Coot-tha Lookout, to provide the public with an opportunity to view the Moon, stars, nebulae and galaxies as few get to see them. At the request of schools members also take telescopes to schools around Brisbane to introduce students to astronomy and space.
Request a school astronomy night and our members will set up a variety of telescopes so school children and their parents can observe and learn about the night sky.
We can also incorporate an astronomy lesson and some observing challenges for students from primary school up to high school level. The events are held once or twice a month for various schools in and around Brisbane.
Monthly free telescope viewing at Mt. Coot-Tha Lookout
Have your first taste of astronomy by looking through one of our telescopes to view the night sky at our Public Viewing Nights.
Come up to Mt Coot-tha Lookout for telescope viewing one Saturday evening each month. Our club members will show you the spectacular mountain ranges and craters on the Moon, star clusters, planets and other objects. Afterwards, enjoy the wonderful view of Brisbane and relax with light refreshments at the Kuta Café.
There is no charge or cost to take a look through our telescopes. However, if you would care to make a small donation to help support the operation of our school outreach program your assistance would be greatly appreciated.