The Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) is Queensland’s oldest and original astronomical body, with its history extending back to 1896, when a group of people met in Brisbane and agreed to collectively purchase a 6-inch Grubb telescope for £ 70. The Association’s principal objectives are the fostering of the science of astronomy, encompassing research and public education, and the encouragement and support of observational astronomy.

Meetings are held monthly at the University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus) and regular field nights are held in Brisbane and at dark sky sites. The AAQ publishes a monthly newsletter and has an extensive library available to members. Members may also hire telescopes owned by the AAQ. Public observing nights can be arranged for community groups and schools.

The AAQ has a number of special interest sections that are described in the following pages of this web site.

Membership is open to all those with an interest in astronomy.

 

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