Public Outreach and Education
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.
Special Public Outreach Events
On occasion, BAS will organise special outreach events to introduce members of the public to amatuer astronomy, especially during major astronomical events such as solar eclipses and events in the global astronomical community such as the international Observe the Moon Night.
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.