About the Society
The SAS was formed in 1986 to promote Amateur Astronomy. The Society actively encourages Observational Astronomy, Astrophotography, Telescope and Observatory Construction. Many of our members specialize in one or more forms of observing and have indeed become very proficient. Our members have contributed data for lunar & planetary observations, comet observations, variable star observations and supernova searching. Some members enjoy building telescopes, including the optics, observatories and ALL our members have at some time or other enjoyed a good AstroCamp!
Monthly Meetings – The Society meets once a month at the (Gold Coast Space Flight Academy The Strawberry Farm, 1 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama QLD 4209). Anyone interested is invited to attend a meeting to see what we do, or to join. Contact us if you have any questions. All members and visitors are invited to contribute items of interest at these meetings.
Field Nights – These observing nights are held after each monthly meeting (weather permitting) outside the hall, giving members and visitors the opportunity to view the night sky through telescopes.
AstroCamps – These monthly observing weekends are held at a dark sky site away from city lights.
Our society bulletin EVENT HORIZON is sent to members and friends monthly by email. Event Horizon lists all upcoming society events and interesting up to date society news along with the latest news on astronomy and space events.
We encourage all members to email their images and reports to the editor of EH, a link to Event Horizon can be found on the first page of our website.
Books and Magazines may be borrowed from our Library, free of charge, by members. We have an excellent collection of contemporary and latest astronomy books.
Equipment is available for members to hire.