President's Welcome

Welcome to the Townsville Astronomy Group. We are a community of enthusiasts with a common interest in astronomy, astrophotography, space exploration and all related matters. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the beauty of the night skies, for this reason we aim to provide a home for similar minded people in the greater Townsville region.

Our main activities are regular meetings for astronomical observations and exchange of information, dedicated viewings for schools and other organisations and the maintenance of a web presence for the community.

Our longer term goal is the establishment of a permanent observatory for the Townsville region both for educational purposes and as an additional tourist attraction. Both of these will contribute locally and will develop our regions profile as an active and forwarding thinking community. I urge anyone reading this to consider joining us in this very worthwhile pursuit.

Florian Berner

President | Townsville Astronomy Group