One of the highlights of Queensland Astrofest is the quality of speakers who present interesting and often challenging talks on their areas of expertise.

Over recent years we have been entertained and informed by such luminaries as:

  • Professor Brian Schmidt (now Nobel Laureate)
  • Professor Charley Lineweaver
  • Professor David Wiltshire
  • Dr Tamara Davis
  • Dr Fred Watson
  • David Malin
  • Anthony Wesley


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While the rest of Queensland Astrofest is an astronomical delight, on our last Saturday together we take a little time off to partake of some gastronomical delights!!

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Erwin van der Velden Astro-Photo Competition Rules

Ervin Vanderwelden started Astro-Photography with a film based camera at the age of 29. In 2002 he converted a Webcam to use for Planetary Imaging. Some of his highly detailed imaging of Mercury were used for scientific research.

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Vendor Sales & Swap Meet

One of the highlights (for some of us) is the opportunity to add to our mounting collection of astro-toys!!  

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ATM Awards

The Amateur Telescope Making Awards are presented at the Saturday night meal.

If you have constructed an ATM project, it may well pay to enter into the competition.

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Astro Quiz

For many years now, the Combined Societies have run the AstroQuiz. Originally featured at the Combined Societies meeting each year, it later moved to the Astrofest event. Teams from each astro-society vie to display their knowledge of all things astronomical, and occasionally not-so-astronomical, the winning club then having the right to set the questions for the next year, and to keep the prize cup for the year.

Best of the Fest

Pictures must have been taken during the course of the current Astrofest, can be of anything at all, not just astronomical items. They are to be submitted digitally (normally USB) to a committee member, and will be voted on by the committee only.  Some of the most non-astronomical memorable images in recent times have been seen in this competition.

Astrofest Raffle 2019

The raffle has been a regular event at Queensland Astrofest for many years, and its operation has changed little in all those years.  

If you would like to Sponsor the Queensland Astrofest, please contact the Registrar, and read our



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