Telescope event for young and old to view moon, Saturn

Fireworks may be set to light up Brisbane tonight, but Gold Coasters won’t have to take a trip up the M1 to see the best thing in the sky.

Saturn in the Park is being held by the Southern Astronomical Society on The Esplanade at Paradise Point (opposite Mallard Ave) from 6-9:30pm.

Society President Noeleen Lowndes says their club members will set-up their telescopes for the public to take a look at Saturn, as well as the moon.


“We welcome anyone to come along… bring a picnic if you want to,” Ms Lowndes said.

“We’ll set up our telescopes across The Esplanade to show the public the beautiful planet Saturn, and the moon as well,” she said.

“Saturn really is the most beautiful planet in the Solar System! It’s rings are captivating and people are always amazed at what they see.”

Ms Lowndes said it’s not just the young children who seem to really enjoy the annual event, but also older people who have never had the chance to look through a telescope.