2014 Sponsors

2014 continued the tradition of an exciting pool of raffle prizes, provided by our fantastic sponsors.

Sponsoring Organisations in 2014

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  • Jim's Mobile Incorporated (JMI Telescopes) provide a wide variety of telescopes and accessories.
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  • Gondwana Telescopes is the creation of long time amateur astronomer Alexander Massey. Alex has been a keen visual observer since he got his first little 2" refractor over thirty years ago. He has also had a passion for visual art, and astronomy and art found a natural partnership with Alex
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  • STAR Atlas:PRO™ is a spectacular Planetarium and Star Atlas packed with features for astronomers and stargazers of all levels. Find the location of countless celestial objects in no time at all, display and print detailed star charts, point 'n click to control your telescope, plan observations, dozens more features. Visit
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  • Now under new management, Sirius Optics continues the tradition as a long time supporter of Queensland Astrofest, and supply a wide range of telescopes and accessories.   
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  • Software Bisque manufacture the Paramount range of mounts.
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  • Cambridge University Press are suppliers of scientific texts.
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  • AstroShop are specialist supplier of high quality telescopes, binoculars and accessories including major brands such as Vixen (Japan) Sky-Watcher, Saxon telescopes, XAGYL and Farpoint astronomy accessories, DayStar H-alpha solar filters and telescopes, Thousand Oaks optical dew heaters and white light filters plus Baader products,high end  Moravian Instruments CCD cameras, William Optics, JMI, Hotech, ProStar
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  • Astrovisuals has been producing Astronomical Visual Materials since 1983. Our current range includes Calendars, Sky and Moon Maps, apps, stickers, fridge magnets and a Sun Dial.  
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  • The Binocular and Telescope Shop is a retail store specializing in high quality optical products.  We have a large and diverse range and enjoy assisting our customers to purchase the products best suited to their requirements. Our Philosophy "Good quality sells itself." We believe this is true. 
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  • Astro Pete's Cafe & Telescopes retails a wide variety of telescopes and NASA memorabilia, holds regular telescope viewing nights and also has a fantastic cafe which provides food and excellent coffee.
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  • Starlight Instruments are makers of fine focusers and telescope adapters of all kinds.
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  • Telegizmos supply a wide variety of accessories, including their range of telescope covers.
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  • Australian Sky & Telescope is the major astronomical publication for amateurs in this country.
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Other Sponsorships in 2014



Here are the winners from 2014.

Sponsor Prize Winner
Sirius Optics Meade Lightswitch LS6 telescope Marina Delac
My Astro Shop Polarie camera tracking mount Earl Henderson
Starlight Instruments Gift Voucher $US 200 Mark Gasiorowski
My Astro Shop Beginner's Pack Tony Samson
Paul Mayo Star Atlas Pro Tony Piccini
Paul Mayo Star Atlas Pro Rob Flatman
Odusseus Publishing AS&T subscription & items Bob Rose
QAF Committee Mease 25mm eyepiece Darren Horvath
QAF Committee Camera Tripod Louie da Fly 
QAF Committee Protective Case Mark Gasiorowski
My Astro Shop Sky Atlas Kay da Fly
Software Bisque Voucher $US 99 Michael Tubby
JMI Mobile Voucher $US 50 Ray Johnson
JMI Mobile  Voucher $US 25 David O'Driscoll
Telegizmos Voucher $US 50 Tony Piccini
Gondwana Telescopes Astronomical Sketch Renato Langersek
Gondwana Telescopes Astronoimical Sketch John Hughes
Cambridge University Press Book Michael Tubby
Cambridge University Press Book John Hughes
Cambridge University Press Book David Landridge
Cambridge University Press Book Louie da Fly
Cambridge University Press Book Bob Grimes
Cambridge University Press Book Tony Radloff
ATMQ Mystery Prize Renato Langersek
Bintel Astrophotography How To DVDs Ken Wishaw
Bintel Astrophotography How To DVDs Geoff Biggs
QAF Committee Oven Mitts! Alison Beck
QAF Committee Icecream Ben Wishaw
Bob Grimes Digital Radio Ray Johnson
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Baillie Grimes
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Gabriel Horvath
Ross Colvin Star Trek Models Ray Johnson



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