Like every community organisation, the Association relies on the dedication of a group of volunteers to ensure its smooth operation.

Council

The Council is the management committee of the AAQ, and for this year is:

President Claire Houston
General Secretary vacant
Treasurer Tim Napier-Munn
Vice President Chris Ryan
Membership Secretary Des Janke
Technical Secretary Ben Pace
Councillors Geoff Biggs
Graeme Jenkinson
Roberto Romano

Sections

The AAQ has the following special interest Sections, organised by a Section Director.

Astrophotography – the photography, film and digital, of astronomical objects and transient phenomena. Rick Stevenson
Computers – computer related astronomical topics. Des Janke
Double Stars – the observation of double and multiple stars. Graeme Jenkinson
Education – outreach activities and specialized observing nights for schools. David O’Driscoll
Instruments – anything to do with amateur telescope equipment and accessories. Greg Bond
Library – maintenance and management of the Association’s Library. Graeme Jenkinson
Newsletter – production and distribution of the monthly member newsletter John Salini
Occultations – the timing of the occultation of stars by the Moon and asteroids. Steve Kerr
Solar System – the observation and study of objects within our solar system. Tony Dutton
Spectroscopy – the observation and equipment for analysis of starlight by wavelength Julian West
Variable Stars – the observation of stars that fluctuate in brightness. Roy Axelsen
Visual Observing – the observation of deep sky (outside the solar system) objects. Denis Audet
Web site – maintenance of the AAQ web presence Des Janke

 

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