Brisbane Astronomical Society now has a designated observatory – Maleny Observatory.
The facility is located on the Maleny Golf Club site, 15 Porters Lane, Maleny.
BAS has been conducting dark sky telescope nights at the Maleny Golf Club site for the last five years. During this time our Sunshine Coast BAS members have established an excellent relationship with the golf club, Sunshine Coast Council and other users and stakeholders of the public land golf club site.
Our Sunshine Coast members have negotiated excellent site facilities for our members, including on-site telescope stotage space, external lighting controls and access to clubhouse and associated facilities. This has allowed BAS to conduct many member’s and public telescope nights and introduced astronomy to thousands of Sunshine Coast residents.
The high level of active astronomical use of the site, and extensive outreach to the general public, has now been recognised by the Astronomical Society of Australia with their designation of Maleny Observatory as Australia’s newest astronomical observatory.
Based around the lunar cycles, the Maleny Observatory conducts telescope nights for BAS members and additional nights open to the general public. Search our Maleny Observatory events calendars for upcoming dates.
BAS members are encouraged to attend our upcoming observing nights at the Maleny Observatory.