Townsville Astronomy Group Membership Information
Membership of the Townsville Astronomy Group is open to all who have an interest in this fascinating science. The classes of membership are as laid down in the Groups rules found on the Home page under “About Us” as is the application form and also rules as to the use of lasers within the group.
Associate membership is free whilst ordinary members pay $30 per year on 1 Jan each year. We have introduced a junior rate - ( below 18) at $10 per year and a family at $50 per year The fee covers the cost of running the website, public liability insurance and issue of laser authorities (for ordinary members only). We encourage you to join as full ordinary members as you fees materially assist us in promoting the interest accross our area. We can now offer the use of 8" club dobsonian mounted reflector telescopes to financial members for their use on a monthly basis to help new people decide what (if) they want to invest in a scope of their own. These are perfect introductory instruments and we are sure they will be well appreciated.
Please note that use of higher power lasers ( up to 20mw) is a privilege extended to Astronomical groups and we are required by law to ensure all our members who choose to use them are fully informed as to the restrictions and requirements of their use. In order to comply with Queensland Police Service requirements the club will need tosupply the QPS with names and addresses of intending users. One of the benefits of becoming an Ordinary member is eligibility for issue of a laser “authority”. These authorities are not available to associate members.
If you would like to become more involved with the group please feel free email or phone us – see the Home page “Contact Us” If you wish to become financial please download and email the completed application form to and we'll take it from there.
Just want to take a look first??
Then please have a look at the events page and also the forum where you can register as an associate (non – fee paying) member . Here you will find out where we will hold our public viewings and you are most welcome to come and chat and take a peek at the wonders above.
If you would like to get more involved and come to a group viewing please contact us at and we will keep you posted as to what and when. Townsville is one of the best sites for viewing due to our latitude and climate - come out , look up and enjoy it.