Wide Bay Astronomical Society inc.








Based in Hervey Bay on Queensland's beautiful Fraser Coast, Wide Bay Astronomical Society Inc (WBASI) began as a casual observing group in 2008 before incorporating as the Hervey Bay Astro Society in January 2010.

Since then membership has varied as people move into, and out of the Wide Bay, but the informal, and friendly atmosphere still remains. In January 2015, we changed our name to the Wide Bay Astronomical Society Inc with divisions in Maryborough and Howard.

Today, our member's skills range from beginners to established amateur astronomers, with interests in cooking, playing guitar, fishing, astrophotography - see the Members Gallery - the science of astronomy, and quantum mechanics.

Sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Cosmos is a common passion, as is gazing in wonder at night skies through the eyepiece of a telescope, then capturing the images to share with friends.

We hold 1 general meeting at the Fraser Coast Campus of USQ, and 1 Observing night every month as well as open public education nights and special events throughout the year.

Come spend a night as a guest at our next 'Dark-Sky' Observing night or USQ meeting.

click here to email - or call 0419 461 532

Click here to see live events

Click here to see MEMBER'S USED TELESCOPES on offer

Latitude S 25 15'
Longitude E 152 49'
Magnetic Declination
10 21' East Positive

Solar Eclipse 2012 - Courtesy Ashley Bowyer


Wide Bay Astronomical Society Inc.