Brisbane Astronomical Society
Brisbane Astronomical Society has been supporting amateur astronomy across South-East Queensland since 1990. Our members are located across the region from the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, to metropolitan Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and hinterland.
We conduct telescope events most months of the year for our members plus additional events open to the public. We also meet on-line via Zoom to share astronomy news and discuss all thing astronomical and learn from each other.
Members-only telescope evenings are conducted at the Maleny Observatory (at the Maleny Golf Club site), Calvert (west of Rosewood) and Cunningham Lookout west of Warrill View. By late 2023 we also hope to commence telescope events on the Darling Downs, just west of Warwick. See the Calendar of BAS Member Events on this website for specific details. The BAS Facebook Page will also provide updates on these events.
Public events. We conduct monthly public telescope nights at the Maleny Observatory and periodically hold public nights in Brisbane parkland locations. We also conduct very popular public evenings at the Mt Coot-tha Lookout and multiple School Night evenings every year. Please check the Public Events and School Night calendars on our website.
2023 Queensland Astrofest. This fantasic 10-days of astronomy will be conducted at Camp Duckadang from August 10 to 21. Additional details are available on the Queensland Astrofest website: https://www.qldastrofest.org.au/
The Mission of Brisbane Astronomical Society is to create a friendly and mutually supportive community through sharing the wonders of the night sky.
Our activities include:
– To have regular information meetings.
– To have regular club stargazing meetings.
– To have regular public stargazing meetings.
– To educate school and community groups.
– To help others progress from interested individuals, to capable and knowledgeable astronomers.
– To assist with the creation of observing sites.
– To increase awareness and action around light pollution.
The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed to:
– reduce the impact of light pollution on our nights skies, natural environment and human population
– educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation
– promote environmentally responsible outdoor lighting
– assist in the designation of IDA Dark-Sky Places
– create dark-sky business opportunities
– celebrate our night sky heritage.