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
Warwick Airfield Camp
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March 12, 2021 | 12:00 Get away for the weekend - first camp for 2021
Ordinary General Meeting
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March 16, 2021 | 19:30
Watts Bridge Camp
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April 9, 2021 | 12:00 Enjoy a long weekend away for some dark sky observing - 4 days for those able to stay until the Monday

School

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Recent News

February 2021

Just a reminder that this months meeting will be held back in the Bracken Ridge Library - numbers will be 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.

An observing session is planned for this coming Saturday 20th February from about 5:30pm at the Bracken Ridge Reserve, Barrett St. - this will be open to all club members and members of the public with their own equipment. For the time being, there is to be no sharing of equipment on the night. Please check the Urban Observers facebook page on the day prior to attending.

Check the upcoming events for camp dates, the first of which is planned for Warwick 12-14th March 2021. For those not aware, a street light has been installed opposite the entrance gate to the airfield which unfortunately, shines over the observing site. It is hoped that we will be able to find an alternative viewing site within the airfield - will have to wait and see..

January 2021

Welcome to 2021 - first meeting of the year was held last Tuesday [19th Jan]. It was hoped that the meeting could have been in the library with upto 20 people in attendance, but the recent lockdown and introduction of some restrictions meant that numbers were capped again at 14, and masks were to be worn at all times whilst in attendance. As it was, a meeting was held via Skype with 13 in attendance. Hopefully next month we will be back in the library.

An observing session is planned for this coming Saturday 23rd January from about 5:00pm at the Bracken Ridge Reserve, Barrett St. - this will be open to all club members and members of the public with their own equipment or as a guest of a club member. There is to be no sharing of equipment on the night. Please check on the day before attending.

All copies of the Astronomy 2021 Handbook have now been sold - there is still one calendar available if anyone is interested.

Camp dates for the year are nearly finalised and will be made available shortly - so start dusting off that telescope and camera and planning a weekend getaway for some dark sky viewing.

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