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North West , Launceston and North East Tasmania

The Northern Chapter of the Society has members from across Northern Tasmania.

Regular viewing nights are hosted by Northern Members. See the Website Events tab for details of upcoming events across the State. Guests are most welcome to attend these events.

Members of the Public, of all ages, are welcome to attend viewing and discussion nights.  Regular attendees are encouraged to become Society members.

The Northern Chapter caters for a wide range of equipment and abilities from naked eye observation and binoculars, observation with Newtonian, refractor and Cassegrain telescopes and astrophotography of planetary and deep sky objects using go-to tracking mounts.



Bruce Nye           0437 741 202   bnye  

Merv Milward      0418 343 519  mervyn.milward

Katrina Edmunds 0417 911 714  kated4

Richard Nale        0414 457 234  rchnale




Mount Pleasant Observatory


The Society's Mount Pleasant Observatory is located within the University of Tasmania’s Radio Observatory site at Mt. Pleasant on Denholms Road between Cambridge and Richmond.

The observatory enjoys relatively dark skies, ideal for observing and astro photography.

The Society’s purpose-built observatories and observing grounds are equipped with a wide range of telescopes and accessories, including: 

  • 12.5" Obsession Dobsonian reflector
  • 12” Meade LX 200 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • 10” Meade LX55 Maksutof Newtonian on a Dobsonian mount
  • 14” Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • 9.25" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • 5” Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • 3.5" refractor
  • 2 Coronado solar telescopes (40mm and 60mm)