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
General meeting
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July 19, 2022 | 19:30 Skype and face-to-face
Queensland Astrofest
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July 22, 2022 | 12:00 A once-a-year gathering of amateur astronomers for up to nine nights at Lions Camp Duckadang.
Watts Bridge Airfield Weekend Camp
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July 29, 2022 | 12:00 Enjoy a long weekend away for some dark sky observing - 4 days for those able to stay until the Monday BYO evereything

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Recent News

June 2022

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm at Bracken Ridge Library. Light refreshments will be available at the meeting. Skype should also be available for those not able to or not wishing to attend..

The weekend trip to Boondooma at the end of May was well attended - the clear sky for most of the weekend was a welcome change to what has been experienced so far this year. Thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance and set to become a regular yearly event.

A reminder that Astrofest 2022 is approaching - see the May update below for more information.

The next camp will be held at Watts Bridge from Friday 24th June to the Monday for those able to stay the extra night - an email has been sent to members with details and directions on how to get there.

Also a reminder that membership renewal is now due - details for payments can be found on the application form [if you are intending to pay by cash at the meeting, correct change would be appreciated].

May 2022 Update

As you are all aware, Astrofest is being held at Duckadang from Friday 22nd July through to Sunday 31st July 2022 for the first time since 2019 and everyone is encouraged to consider supporting this event by attending one or more nights or purchasing raffle tickets. Please read the open letter from the Astrofest committee.

Registration for Queensland Astrofest 2022 is available online. Goto the Queensland Astrofest website. Full details of the sponsors and prizes they have donated can also be found on the website.

The SEQAS display continues at the Bracken Ridge Library until the end of the month. Come and have a look!

Also, don't forget Boondooma Homestead from Friday 27th July - the committee is keeping an eye on weather conditions and will keep you informed...

May 2022

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30pm at Bracken Ridge Library. There will be a presentation about the upcoming astrocamp at Boondooma Homestead, a once-a-year event at a great dark sky location.

The display of current and old SEQAS/general astronomy items continues at the Bracken Ridge Library. Come and have a look!

Registration for Queensland Astrofest 2022 is now available online. Goto the Queensland Astrofest website - scroll down the page and you will find some important booking infomation and a direct link to the registration page, or just use the registration link in the top menu.

April 2022

Our next general meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 7.30pm at the Bracken Ridge Library. Light refreshments will be available at the meeting. Skype should also be available for those not able to or not wishing to attend.

From the  19th April through to the end of May, SEQAS will have a display at the Bracken Ridge Library. We are looking for members to provide suitable items - photographs, small items of equipment etc. If you have something suitable, please contact Julie for more information.

The National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers [NACAA] is being held on the 16th and 23rd of April [two days] - a decision was made by the NACAA Committee to hold the event online. Registration is free. Members should have received advice of this upcoming event.

The recent weekend camp at Watts Bridge was well attended and those present had an enjoyable time. The next camp will be held at Watts Bridge from Friday 29th April to the Monday for those able to stay the extra night - more details will be available at the upcoming general meeting.

Also, as you know, the club is planning to travel to Boondooma Homestead again this year, 27th to 30th May. Could you please let a committee member know if you are intending to attend. More details were in the email sent to members 28th March.

March 2022

Our next general meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 7.30pm at the Bracken Ridge Library. A mask may be required to enter the building, so please have one with you if you are planning on attending the meeting. The mask may be removed at the meeting and light refreshments will be available. Skype should also be available for those not able to or wishing to attend.

Hope everyone stayed safe during the recent rain event - unfortunately, our first camp of the year was a casualty and was cancelled. Our next camp will be held at Watts Bridge from Friday 1st April to the Monday for those able to stay the extra night - more details will be available at the upcoming general meeting.

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