Observatory

We have regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm (April-September) or 8:00pm (October-March) at the King Edward Park Observatory, High St, with access through Stan Lay Drive off Camberwell Road (next to the High School).

We have a new 11 inch Celestron CGEM 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain GOTO telescope and a GSTAR EX CCD camera. In the dome is a fixed 5 inch Cooke refractor made in 1905 and the Society also owns portable 8 inch Celestron Newtownian and 23 inch Dobsonian telescopes for use outside. Downstairs is a meeting/lecture room, with a laptop computer running Stellarium software which connects to a projector for showing astronomy-related videos and presentations.

We welcome people of all ages, although we ask that adults accompany those who are 14 years and younger. Special times may be arranged for interested groups from schools and other organisations. We hold at least two themed public events each year and also invite guest speakers to talk on astronomical themes.