SEQAS South East Queensland Astronomical Society

SEQAS provides many free community activities, such as Urban Observers, Dark Sky nights and away camps. Come on in and see the stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies in the night sky. 

We can help you make the right decision when looking to buy a telescope or give you some guidance in using your telescope if you are having problems with handling it. Our members have many years of experience in the field of amateur astronomy and we would love to help you get the most out of this fascinating hobby. :)

Upcoming Events

General

Name Date Description
Watts Bridge Camp
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Aug. 6, 2021 | 12:00 Enjoy a long weekend away for some dark sky observing
Ordinary General Meeting
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Aug. 17, 2021 | 19:30 Skype and face-to-face.
Watts Bridge Camp
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Sept. 3, 2021 | 12:00 Enjoy a long weekend away for some dark sky observing - 4 days for those able to stay until the Monday

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Recent News

July 2021

UPDATE: Due to continuing mask requirements, the meeting will be by Skype only.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th July, hopefully at Bracken Ridge Library if the current conditions continue and the mask-wearing and numbers requirements are lifted on the 16th July.

The camping weekend at Warwick was cancelled this month because of uncertainty about the latest Covid situation being under control. In any case, Friday was fairly cloudy and wet, while Saturday has been very windy.

May 2021

Next meeting will be held Tuesday 18/05 in the Bracken Ridge Library - numbers capped at 20, so please advise a member of the committee if you wish to attend. You may wear a mask if you wish but it is not required.

May weekend camp at Boondooma Homestead [near Kingaroy] is fast approaching - hopefully good weather for those planning to attend. Given the distance to be travelled, the camp will be from Fri 7/5/21 to Mon 10/5/21.

Urban Observers viewing sessions have been hit hard by adverse viewing conditions and a planned viewing night on Saturday 01/05 also had to be cancelled. Check the Facebook page for details of another planned session later in the month.

April 2021 [update]

From all accounts, some good viewing up at Watts Bridge.

The meeting will be held next Tuesday [20/04] in the Bracken Ridge Library - numbers capped at 20, so please advise a member of the committee if you wish to attend. You may wear a mask if you wish but it is not required. You should have also received an email detailing some surplus equipment that is being offered to club members at bargain prices - more details will be available at the meeting. Expressions of interest can be registered with Julie. Any equipment unsold will then be offerred to the public via Gumtree or similar.

It has been proposed to host the May weekend camp at Boondooma Homestead [near Kingaroy] - roughly 300 kms from the Bracken Ridge Library. Given the distance to be travelled, the camp will be from Fri 7/5/21 to Mon 10/5/21. Further details will be available at the meeting.

April 2021

Just a reminder of the upcoming weekend camp at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield near Toogoolawh - Friday 9th to Monday 12th for those able to stay the extra day. Not looking very good at this stage, but hopefully the weather and night skies will improve as the weekend draws nearer..Lookout for an updte later in the week. If you are going to attend, please advise a committeee member of your approximate arrival time. Remember, it is camping only at the site, toilets and power available but no showers - need to be self-sufficient with water, food, etc. For those not wanting to camp, there may be accommodation nearby in Toogoolawah.

This months meeting will be in the Bracken Ridge Library - numbers capped at 20, so please advise a member of the committee if you wish to attend. You may wear a mask if you wish but it is not required.

Skype will also be available for those who are unable to or not wishing to attend the meeting.

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