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 has various on-going public outreach programs and educational support programs to introduce amatuer astronomy to the students and the general public.
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.
Free telescope viewing at Mt. Coot-Tha
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 free telescope viewing. Our club members will show you the spectacular mountain ranges and craters on the Moon, star clusters, planets, and other objects. Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful Brisbane city lights and relax with light refreshments at the adjacent Kuta Café.