The Solar System Section was formed in 2003 to encourage members to observe our nearest neighbours.

Telescopic viewing of the Sun, Moon and Planets is rewarding for the amount of detail that can be observed and the ever changing appearance of the bodies as they rotate and orbit around the Sun. An added benefit is that you do not need to travel to remote dark sky sites to observe these objects as they are bright enough to observe through suburban light pollution from the comfort of your own back yard.

The AAQ has a Lunar Observing Programme for those wanting to know more about the Earth’s satellite and holds, weather permitting, Lunar and Planetary observing nights in Brisbane once a month between March and November immediately after the meetings.