Townsville Astronomy Group Membership Benefits
Have a look at Outer Space - with Friends
Join the Townsville Astronomy Group - a club for people with enquiring minds
Benefits of membership
Monthly meetings allow members to get together to solve problems, provide advice, plan activities, show off their equipment, and generally socialise. Expert speakers present on topics of practical (and sometimes more theoretical) interest.Access to the club's loan telescopes
The Astronomy Group has a number of telescopes that are loaned to new members who don't have their own gear yet. Along with our Astronomy for Beginners courses, we make sure that new astronomers have a flying start.
The astronomy group regularly goes on evening and overnight expeditions to dark sites to get a better look at what is out there.
Every month (weather permitting) members assemble at Donnington Airport near Woodstock which is a dark site 30 minutes drive from Townsville.
Several times a year, we take our telescopes farther afield, camping overnight to get the best views of the early morning splendours.
Astronomy for Beginners Classes
Every month the club runs Astronomy for Beginners Classes to introduce new astronomers to their new hobby. Find out
- What telescope to buy
- How to use it
- About the interesting things you can do with it
Townsville Astronomy Group looks after young people. Our junior astronomer programmes light the flames of curiosity, and can lead to a lifelong interest in Science.
Townsville Observatory Project
A new major public observatory is planned for a dark site at Ross River Dam.
Members are welcome to get involved in the design and construction of this exciting project.