Welcome and thanks for dropping by....
Pictured at left is Queensland's largest, self-funded astro-tourism business, designed for your enjoyment as you look through large, powerful telescopes of the Moon, Planets and Beyond.
Owner and host astronomer is James Barclay (pictured below) who has been a dedicated stargazer for six decades.
The roll-off roof of the Observation Deck seen at left, is where the telescopes are. The deck can seat up to 45 adults.
Night shows begin 7pm - March 1 to Sept.30 and 7.30pm - Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.
Bookings ARE essential. See Shows and Prices at top of page.
We use American made Meade LX200 14" GPS F10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes that can magnify 100's of times more than the human eye.
View exquisite detail of the Moon's cratered surface, the coloured bands of Jupiter and its moons, the Rings of Saturn, binary stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.
The kitchen steps at each telescope is for the observer to lean onto, as you peer into 2" Baader Hyperion eyepiece seen at rear of the telescopes.
No matter how short or tall you are, we can raise or lower the telescope to suit your height. No more bending of backs or sore necks!
Throughout the night session, James gives a running commentary in a non technical way, facts of what you look at and answers your questions with zest and knowledge.
Constellations, various stars, planets are pointed out with his registered green laser pointer. Nothing is left except your imagination of how deep and timeless, Space is.
Finally, if you want to join an astronomy club on the North side of Brisbane and get the best of the best.of amateur astronomy, click HERE