Brisbane Astronomical Society

COVID-19 Update.  As of early July 2020 Brisbane Astronomical Society will start to recommence some of its activities, while adhering to Queensland Covid-19 restrictions.

Members-only telescope evenings conducted at Maleny and Ipswich and will recommence from Saturday June 13th with appropriate limits on attendance numbers and implementation of essential health and safety procedures. See the Calendar of BAS Member Events on this website for specific details.  The BAS Facebook Page will also provide updates on these events.

Our monthly meetings will recommence from Friday August 7th. Updates will be published on our Facebook Page.

Our public Mt Coot-tha and School Night programs remain cancelled until further notice.

The Mission of Brisbane Astronomical Society is to create a friendly and mutually supportive community through sharing the wonders of the night sky.

Our activities include:

– To have regular information meetings.
– To have regular club stargazing meetings.
– To have regular public stargazing meetings.
– To educate school and community groups.
– To help others progress from interested individuals, to capable and knowledgeable astronomers.
– To assist with the creation of observing sites.
– To increase awareness and action around light pollution.

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.