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 and regular field nights are held in Brisbane and at dark sky sites. The AAQ publishes a monthly newsletter, an annual proceedings and has an extensive library available to members. Members may also hire telescopes owned by the AAQ. Membership is open to all those with an interest in astronomy.
Council & Officers
Like every community organisation, the Association relies on the dedication of a group of volunteers to ensure its smooth operation.
The Council is the management committee of the AAQ, and for this year is:
|General Secretary||Des Janke|
|Vice President||David Moriarty|
|Membership Secretary||Diane Hughes|
|Technical Secretary||John Hughes|
The AAQ has the following special interest Sections, organised by a Section Director.
For more information about past management of the AAQ, see Past Management.
The Constitution of the AAQ
The AAQ Constitution is the core governance instrument that guides the operation and management of the Association.
It is available as an A4 Adobe PDF file or in an A5 Booklet format for printing back to back on A4 paper.