Brisbane Astronomical Society

Due to the COVID 19 situation Brisbane Astronomical Society has cancelled all events and meetings. No school nights, public nights, member meeting nights or dark-sky nights will be conducted until the situation is resolved. Thank you for your understanding.

Brisbane Astronomical Society is a friendly group of 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 astrophotography, 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 Dark-Sky Night. You can expect a friendly atmosphere, good company, likeminded discussions, and practical advice for novice and experienced observers.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings
Get to know BAS members
Learn more about astronomy
Meetings open to the public

Dark-Sky Nights

One or two nights under dark skies
Dark sites beyond city light pollution
Deep-sky observing
Exclusive event for BAS members & guests

Public Nights

Free telescope viewing
View the Moon's craters
View planets and star clusters

School nights

BAS volunteers with telescopes & knowledge
Attending SEQ schools
School nights conducted via booking

Star-BQ nights

Casual telescope evenings
A few hours under the stars
Learn how to use your scope
Learn from experienced members
BYO BBQ option

Public outreach

BAS volunteers with telescopes
Attending science festivals & community events
Solar telescope viewing
Moon & planet viewing

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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.

Click here to learn more and assist.