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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. 

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.

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

Click here for details of upcoming events across the State. Guests are most welcome to attend these events.



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" Discovery 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)