Links and Resources

Links & Resources

SAS Discord Server:

Sky charts and much more adjustable for your requirements:

44 Closest Stars and How They Compare to Our Sun

Astro Toaster   – a useful program for astrophotography and incorporating Deep Sky Stacker for processing.

BrisScience: – presented by the University of Queensland.  The talks are held once a month on a Monday night at the Qld State Library – The Edge, at Southbank near the Art gallery and Qld museum.  Free entry, just needs people to register. There’s usually a supper provided as well which gives the general public an opportunity to speak to the presenters. Also, the talks are available online from the website. 

Science Nation:  – Join world leading researchers, gifted comedians, and professional science communicators as they battle wits and wittiness to uncover the top science stories. Hosted throughout the year in the capital cities by well-known figure of stage and science, Dr Joel Gilmore, you’ll be guaranteed a night of entertainment, competition and comedy – and perhaps even education!  Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).

World Science Festival is held in Brisbane in March.  For those interested in other fields of science as well as astronomy, videos of some of the past lectures are now available on line.

Astro Anarchy carries a vast range of accessories, an expanded range of tubes and mounts and binoculars by the dozen and offers mail order if you wish. Now at Shop 8 Greenslopes Mall, 700 Logan Road, Greenslopes, Brisbane 4120

They also conduct Dark Sky Star Parties at Wyaralong Dam west of Beaudesert once a month and information can be found on Facebook  (Astro Anarchy) or on their website, Astro                     

 Bintel for all your astronomical gadgets.Telephone: (02) 9518 7255, Fax: (02) 9518 5711. Email:

Street address: 84 Wentworth Park Road Glebe NSW 2037                                 

Boss Supernovae Search: Amateur collaboration of 6 friends from Australia and New Zealand who have worked together as a group since mid 2008 to search, discover, record, and report new supernovae in the southern sky.

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium:   The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. It features entertaining and informative programs for children and adults. Learn more about our universe as you enjoy the different Planetarium facilities available, including the Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre, Observatory, and the Galaxy Gift shop. One of the venue’s highlights is the optical star projector used to recreate a stunning realistic night sky on the 12.5 metre diameter projection dome. The display area takes you on an astronomical journey, and includes a life-size replica of Neil Armstrong’s lunar space suit, as well as digital and other displays.

Kingaroy Observatory: opened for business on 29 June 2015 at the Kingaroy Airport.

4164 5595 or 0427 961391. Link:

Queensland Astrofest: –  held at Lions Camp Duckadang near Linville is an annual event held over a period of approximately 10 days, usually in late July or early August. Check the link for details.

Starfest Siding Springs:  StarFest is the weekend (October long weekend each year) extravaganza of events hosted by Siding Spring Observatory during Festival of the Stars and includes the popular Bok Lecture, the exciting Science in the Pub and the full array of Open Day activities that occur on top of Siding Spring Observatory.

Mount Stromlo Observatory:  (MSO) is the headquarters of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, located approximately 18km southwest of the centre of Canberra, in the ACT.  Since much of the site was damaged in the 2003 Canberra bushfires, reconstruction of MSO has included the development of the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre and rebuilding the heritage Commonwealth Solar Observatory building.  Tours and observing nights are available via the link:–tabs-0-left-1

Sydney Observatory: – Sky Maps and much more –

Sunshine Coast Dark Sky Astronomers (Australia)