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18-01-2012, 08:07 PM
The idea of getting into astronomy first got in my head when I visited Gladstone and saw a sky I never saw in Brisbane - did my thorough research and I bought a second hand 8" Dob and a pair of 10x50 binoculars, sky charts and what not. And here comes cloudy skies for two weeks straight. It seems all clubs start around when school starts, I live on southside, any good ones you guys would recommend?
18-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Sounds like you have the gear sorted. We are lucky to have at least 3 astronomical societies in Brisbane. Check out Brisbane Astronomical Society, South East QLD Astronomical Society or Southern Astronomical Society. BAS and SEQAS hold thier meetings and public viewing events on the north side of town. SAS hold their events on the south side. I think there is a group working out of the Redlands area as well.
All these groups are going to provide you with a great chance to learn the trade with experienced observers and astro photographers. All of these groups have a lot to offer.
I joined BAS and can vouch for their willingness to assist new members.
18-01-2012, 08:59 PM
how does membership fee fit in for first time goers? might go to the ones down south.
18-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Not sure what the SAS membership fees are. I am sure that their website will provide contact details. Best get in touch with someone at SAS to get accurate information.
18-01-2012, 11:30 PM
SAS $30 - meet according to the Newsletter, usually the full moon weekend.
check the website for Event Horizon - our Ezine - email me if you want to go on the list of email recipients after it is published
18-01-2012, 11:43 PM
Here is the Redlands club: http://www.ras.org.au/
19-01-2012, 12:06 AM
Thanks for all your quick replies! I did check out the prices. What I was really asking was whether I have to pay the $30 or (whatever) the first time I go, or only if I want to join and participate everytime the observation nights are on, or only if I wanted to get the publications and access to library etc.
19-01-2012, 12:25 AM
We won't press you to stump up first time round, but we would like to think we're worth the subscription, after all we do allow you to rent an 8" dob for $10 a month
20-01-2012, 07:51 PM
Feel free to drop into a BAS Meeting, next one is on the 3rd feb as per details below. If you like he club you can join up, I think we could swing an invited guest to the next Hazeldean club night as well if you wanted to have a look also.
Kelvin Grove State College Library,
Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane at 7.30pm.
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