Sharing Observational Astronomy ....
As an astronomer I enjoy being able to share the wonders of our night sky to anyone who will stand still long enough to look or listen.
I have a fairly active life but I always try to find time to visit a school or a group to hold a star party.
This year coming year I will be holding many more free public astronomy events within Toowoomba (mostly at the University of Southern Queensland), where you can come along and look through a telescope and see for yourself some new and amazing sights.
It won't be the same as travelling out of the city, away from the city's light pollution, to a dark sky site. You will however get the chance to look through a telescope and talk with someone who can answer most of your questions about the night's sky.
I will be posting details about some of my public stargazing events so keep an eye on these pages too, especially if you've had your photo taken on one of my nights.
Visit the links on the left for more details.
Activities for the coming year (2015) will include more public stargazing nights at the University's on-campus observatory,
some daytime solar viewing with specialised white-light and Hydrogen-Alpha filters,
and some astronomy talks and activities.
There will be a total lunar eclipse on the 4th of April.
As well as other interesting sights.
Visit the 'Next Public Night' link on the left for new details, including times and location.
Please send me an e-mail with your name and e-mail address if you want to be included in my e-mail newsletter,
advising of upcoming public events.