The AAQ has a strong research ethic, with members undertaking their own research, collaborating with other amateur and professional groups, and publishing their research in peer reviewed journals.

Research Grants

The Edward Corbould Research Fund (ECRF) of the Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) was established in 1987 with a grant of $50,000 from Edward Corbould, a property developer in the Queensland Sunshine Coast area.

The purpose of this fund is to support astronomical research projects by amateur astronomers and tertiary students. Grants are provided from the investment income of the fund, and will only be offered if the fund attains a certain level of growth each year.


Research Activities

Members of the association undertake substantial research activities, and frequently publish the results.  Below are details of publications and presentations made by members of this Association.

Gravitational waves as a test of general relativity

Keith Treschman published this article in the International Journal of Physical Sciences in 2019.

Solar motion from Australia

Keith Treschman published this article in the Journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association in 2009.

Starspots on the Active Young Solar-Type Star AH Lep

Keith Treschman published this thesis about starspots on active young stars as part of his Masters of Science studies.