There is nothing like looking through a telescope to inspire excitement in the young and the young at heart.

The Education Section of the AAQ will set up a variety of telescopes so school children and their parents, as well as other community groups, can observe and learn about the night sky.  This can be done at your school or at a mutually agreed location (more common for community groups).

We generally have a number of telescopes available, which helps people understand the various types of telescope and how they work.  Our astronomers will be happy to talk to you about the objects we are looking at and astronomy in general.

To cover costs and equipment, we charge $4 per person. For school groups this is just for the students – there is no charge for teachers/parents.

For more information, email the Education Section Director at with your Name, Email Address, School/Organisation, a contact Phone Number, and details of your Request.