Join the Ballaarat Astronomical Society and Discover the mysteries of the Cosmos To download a Membership Application Oct 2017 Meetings: The Society meets at 7pm on 2nd Friday of the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August (AGM), September, October, November, December (Christmas Breakup not formal meeting).


New Members most welcome to Members Night 2nd Friday of the Month except January. Members enjoy a discount for all programs at the Observatory, a 20% discount in the Science Shop, 20% discount at Observatory Events where there is a entry charge and a 10% discount in the Third Rock Cafe. Members who help with various events and functions have free entry to special events.  

Next Members Event

BAS Christmas BBQ will begin from 6pm Friday 14th December.

Members BYO meat plus a salad or dessert to share, Cold drinks provided as well as bread etc. tea/coffee.

This year or evening will be extended for those interested, to stay on for the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking after 12 midnight, as well as looking for Comet P/Wirtanen (46P), as soon as it is dark and high enough. Camping on site is available for members at no cost, BYO everything.