Cunningham Lookout – BAS Member’s Dark Sky Night

17jun(jun 17)5:00 pm18(jun 18)5:00 amCunningham Lookout – BAS Member’s Dark Sky Night

Event Details

Cunningham Lookout is just west of Warril View on the Cunningham Highway, about 40km south of Ipswich.  The sky should be a bit darker than Calvert.

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If this location does not suit you, BAS will be conducting its normal Calvert nights on the same dates – so revert to Calvert.

This is an elevated compact space that may accommodate about a dozen astronomers.  However the site offers none of the facilities available to us at Calvert.

We have Scenic Rim Council permission to utilise the lookout from sunset to the following dawn on our listed member’s event calendar dates.

There are a few conditions of use:

  • No rubbish to be left on-site.  Take all rubbish home with you.
  • Many telescope set-up locations may have some degree of slope.  Be aware if this causes you a set-up problem.
  • Dust from the vehicle track will be a nusiance to other members and optics – please keep vehicle speeds to almost zero when inside the boom gate.
  • If the boom gate is closed when you arrive, toot your car horn and wait a minute or two.  Use parking lights if arriving/departing after dark.
  • Overnight camping is permissible.  (But remeber, no toilet on site.)
  • Telescopes may be setup anywhere around the vehicle turning loop – please don’t everyone crowd around the BBQ table.
  • The is no site fee for this location.
  • Please email our DarkSky coordinator if you plan to attend this location:



17 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 18 (Sunday) 5:00 am(GMT+10:00)