Welcome to the Townsville Observatory project. The vision of this project is to see a permanent astronomical observatory in the Townsville region.
The Townsville Astronomy Group have secured a dark sky site at Oak Valley. Stage 1 development is underway and public events will begin soon.
Well we cant build this without the money folks so we are fundraising down at the Strand ( McKinley St roundabout) on Tuesday evenings - come and have a look through the group's telescopes and if you like what you see feel free to drop a coin ( or note) into the tin - with thanks
We'll also show the Sun through solar scopes on Sunday afternoons further along the Strand on the city side of Strand park near the skydivers - come and see our nearest star boiling away and shooting out spectacular flares like these.
On offer also is a raffle of a quality Vixen telescope supplied by Aprys Astronomy of Townsville at $2 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5