RAS AstroCamps

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Glengarry Astrocamp (Current Members and family only)

Astro Camps for 2017 will be June 23rd to 25th / Oct 20th to 22nd

Click here for: What's on and what's up on the 2017 June weekend

Please email us if you are coming.
Fees are shown below (please bring cash to the camp):


  • CAMPING - unpowered $30
  • CAMPING - with power $34
  • DORMITORY - without ensuite - $50
  • CABINS - ensuite (shared) - $50 (limited numbers)
  • Day Visitors $7

It doesn't matter whether you stay one or two nights the price remains the same.

What to Bring

White light severely affects our night vision, so please use RED lights only where possible. It can take up to 30 mins to get your night vision.
Haven't got a red-light torch? Just wrap 4 or 5 sheets of red cellophane over your torch secured by elastic bands.
If staying in the dormitories, you'll need to bring your own pillows and bedding (it can get cold!)
The kitchen is fully equipped, so you'll only need to bring food for the weekend.
Don't forget your scope, binoculars and a chair. If you don't own a scope, you can hire a club one or just turn up - there are plenty of telescopes on the field and members are always happy to let you view.

Don't forget to book: Please contact the club and let us know if you are coming.

Directions to Glengarry

From the North and West of Brisbane (90 minutes)

Direction (A) City Route

  • Take the Centenary Highway in Brisbane to Ipswich Motorway and proceed as below for the Southside of Brisbane
  • Direction (B) Country Route
  • Proceed to the Brisbane Valley Highway via Woodford and then southward through Esk towards Wivenhoe Dam
  • Take the Coominya turnoff (right)
  • Proceed through Coominya towards Atkinsons Dam as signposted
  • Proceed past the main turnoff to the Dam and turn right at the next intersection into Watson Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road and Glengarry Centre is on the right

From the South of Brisbane (60 minutes)

Direction (A) Straight Route

  • Take the Ipswich Motorway to Ipswich
  • Take the Toowoomba turnoff just before Ipswich (Warrego Highway 54)
  • Continue past Marburg, Minden and Plainland
  • Turn right at the second hand shop 3 km past the Plainlands overpass (Forest Hill - Fernvale Road)
  • Travel towards Coominya for 16Km
  • Turn left into Watson Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road and Glengarry Centre is on the right

Direction (B) Shorter Route via Tarampa

  • Take the Ipswich Motorway to Ipswich
  • Take the Toowoomba turnoff just before Ipswich (Warrego Highway 54)
  • At the Minden crossroads, turn right (towards Tarampa and Lowood)
  • At the T-Intersection turn left (towards Mt Tarampa)
  • After 5 km, turn right into Mt Tarampa Road
  • Follow to the end then turn right
  • Travel 100m, turn left into Watsons Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road. Glengarry Centre is on the right

If you are planning ahead: Astro Camps for 2017 will be June 23,24,25 / Oct 20, 21, 22

Telescope Hire (Members Only After 3 months contuining attendance)

The Society has the following telescopes available for hire to members for $10 per month.

  • Orion 5” (127mm) Orion Maksutov EQ3 mount $10 month for members.
  • Meade f4 SN10 (250mm) on HEQ6-Pro EQ/GOTO mount and Meade Eyepiece set (At the discretion of Committee) Synguide camera.
  • Meade Skyscout - $5 deposit Free Hire for members.
  • Skywatcher 8inch Collapsible Dobsonian $10 month for members.

See your committee member for availability.

Library List for members only


  • Accelerating Universe
  • Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror
  • Artful Universe
  • Astronomical Scrapbook
  • Build your own telescope
  • Building an astronomical telescope
  • Burnam's celestial hand-book Vol. 1
  • Burnam's celestial hand-book Vol. 2
  • Burnam's celestial hand-book Vol. 3
  • Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy
  • Case of the Missing Neutrinos
  • Collins pocket guide to the stars & planets
  • Companion to the cosmosComplexity
  • E = M C2: Great Ideas that Shaped the World
  • Elegant Universe
  • Empire of the sun
  • Ever-Changing SKY
  • Exploring the Earth & Moon
  • Exploring the Southern Sky
  • Guide to amateur astronomy
  • In the Beginning Inflationary Universe
  • Introduction to Practical Astronomy
  • Life of the UniverseNew Astronomy
  • Newton's ClockOrigin of Life
  • Quantum EvolutionRadiant Universe (electronic images ...)
  • Sky Observer's guide
  • Sky. A user's guide
  • Skywatchers Handbook
  • Space Watching
  • Star Ware
  • Stars and Planets (a Peterson Field Guide)
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Telescope Power
  • Under The Southern Cross
  • Universe Next Door
  • Unusual TelescopesView of the universe

Redlands Astronomical Society - Celebrating 20 Years

The Redlands Astronomical Society Inc.(RAS) is a community based astronomy interest group. We are for all ages and levels of knowledge. Come along and enjoy the company of similar minded people. Exchange ideas & knowledge, contribute to the evenings discussion or perhaps just listen and learn. Join in on our society meeting nights and/or meet with us once a month under the stars for a night sky viewing.

Mission Statement: The Society exists for the enjoyment and promotion of Astronomy by its members. We have links to the Astronomical Fraternity including other Societies, Academic Institutions and major Australian Observatories.