Join the Ballaarat Astronomical Society and Discover the mysteries of the Cosmos.

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Constitution 2018

Memberships can be renewed by Direct Deposit , see details on the Membership Form above.

Meetings: The Society meets from 6pm for dinner and the meeting begins at 7pm on 2nd Friday of the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September (AGM), October, November, December (Christmas Breakup not formal meeting).

New Members most welcome to Members Night 2nd Friday of the Month except January. Members enjoy a discount for all programs at the Observatory, a 20% discount in the Science Shop, various discounts at Observatory Events where there is an entry charge – free if Members are helping for the event, and a 10% discount in the Third Rock Cafe.

Memberships are available at an Individual, Family, Corporate Associate including Business and School Level.  Corporate Associate Business Membership allows for up to 5 Families to visit per year  and Corporate Associate School Membership allows for up to 3 classes to visit per year which is excellent value for school families (about 1/2 price for normal entry for Students in a School Group).

VASTROC 2021 was held on 2nd October.13th May next Meeting

5.30pm Dinner  Book online TRYBOOKING

6.15pm  “400 years of Telescopes” The Second Oddie Lecture  will be presented By Barry Adcock, Telescope Maker, and he will speak about the 400 Years of Telescopes. The Ballarat Observatory has been a part of that for 136 years!

The Oddie Lecture recognises the legacy of James Oddie, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Observatory in 1886.

Our beautiful collection of Glass Lead Lighting Windows will be on display for UNESCO Year of Glass.

7.00pm Viewing at the Baker Telescope

8.30pm Supper Book online TRYBOOKING


If conditions change , this information will be updated.


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Access code changes on 30th November each year and new code will be sent to financial members only.