• Welcome to Townsville Astronomy Group

    Welcome to Townsville Astronomy Group

    Coming together to share a common passion.
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    Join the Townsville Astronomy Group

    A club for people with enquiring minds

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  • Come Join Us

    Come Join Us

    We hold events open to the public all the time.

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Upcoming events

12-08-2017 6:00 pm -11:55 pm
per person donation

Join us for beautiful dark sky viewing at Donnington Airfield , Woodstock - 20 mins from Stuart. Maps and a viewing schedule in details page.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfield can turn to mud quickly so please confirm with the airfield owner Mr Ray Smith on 07 4778 8726 if there has been recent heavy rain

19-08-2017 6:00 pm - 20-08-2017 5:00 am
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Join us for beautiful dark sky viewing at Donnington Airfield , Woodstock - 20 mins from Stuart. Maps and a viewing schedule in details page.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfield can turn to mud quickly so please confirm with the airfield owner Mr Ray Smith on 07 4778 8726 if there has been recent heavy rain

16-09-2017 6:00 pm -11:55 pm
per person donation

Join us for beautiful dark sky viewing at Donnington Airfield , Woodstock - 20 mins from Stuart. Maps and a viewing schedule in details page.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfield can turn to mud quickly so please confirm with the airfield owner Mr Ray Smith on 07 4778 8726 if there has been recent heavy rain

14-10-2017 6:00 pm -11:55 pm
per person donation

Join us for beautiful dark sky viewing at Donnington Airfield , Woodstock - 20 mins from Stuart. Maps and a viewing schedule in details page.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfield can turn to mud quickly so please confirm with the airfield owner Mr Ray Smith on 07 4778 8726 if there has been recent heavy rain

Education

    Townsville Observatory Project

    President's Welcome

    President's Welcome

    Welcome to the Townsville Astronomy Group. We are a community of enthusiasts with a common interest in astronomy, astrophotography, space exploration and all related matters. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the beauty of the night skies, for this reason we aim to provide a home for similar minded people in the greater Townsville region.

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    Fund Raising

    Fund Raising

    Well we cant build this without the money folks so we are fundraising down at the Strand ( McKinley St roundabout) on Wednesday evenings - come and have a look through the group's telescopes and if you like what you see feel free to drop a coin ( or note) into the tin - with thanks

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    Project Volunteer Positions

    Project Volunteer Positions

    The Townsville Astronomy Group (TAG) has formed a project team to create an exciting new community facility- the Townsville Observatory.

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    Introduction to the Observatory Project

    Introduction to the Observatory Project

    Welcome to the Townsville Astronomy Group Project. This endeavour was born out of the announcement in 2012 that James Cook University was to close its Astronomy Faculty.

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    President's Welcome

    Welcome to the Townsville Astronomy Group. We are a community of enthusiasts with a common interest in astronomy, astrophotography, space exploration and all related matters. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the beauty of the night skies, for this reason we aim to provide a home for similar minded people in the greater Townsville region.

    Welcome to the Townsville Astronomy Group. We are a community of enthusiasts with a common interest in astronomy, astrophotography, space exploration and all related matters. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the beauty of the night skies, for this reason we aim to provide a home for similar minded people in the greater Townsville region.

    Our main activities are regular meetings for astronomical observations and exchange of information, dedicated viewings for schools and other organisations and the maintenance of a web presence for the community.

    Our longer term goal is the establishment of a permanent observatory for the Townsville region both for educational purposes and as an additional tourist attraction. Both of these will contribute locally and will develop our regions profile as an active and forwarding thinking community. I urge anyone reading this to consider joining us in this very worthwhile pursuit.

    Florian Berner

    President | Townsville Astronomy Group

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