The AAQ maintains sections of special interest (observations/activities) with an experienced member appointed as Section Director. The duties of the Section Director include the dissemination of information and provision of assistance to members undertaking activities in their area of interest, the organisation of observing nights or excursions for members and visitors to attend throughout the year, and the publication of a report on the Sections’ activities in the Annual Proceedings.

The AAQ has the following special interest sections: