Star Gazing

Star Gazing

One of the things that often holds people back from exploring the wonders of the night sky is knowing where to start.

How do I use the telescope?

What do I look at?

Or, what am I looking at?

These are the questions most commonly asked by people that would like to explore the wonders of our night sky, but don’t know where to start. At Camp Duckadang we can provide you with a guide to help you on your journey through the night sky upon request. This will allow you to gain a greater appreciation of the wonders of the night sky.

Astronomy is a great activity for both school children and social groups to engage in while on a visit to Camp Duckadang.


The Queensland Astrofest has been the major star party in Queensland since its inception in 1993, and is open to all amateur astronomers. It is convened by the South East Queensland Astronomical Society, the Southern Astronomical Society, the Brisbane Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Association of Queensland, and the Amateur Telescope Makers of Queensland.

The Queensland Astrofest is held annually at Lions Camp Duckadang, Linville, Queensland and registrations can be made directly at

Dates for 2018 are the 2nd August to the 12th August 2018.

Previous Dates:

2017:     18-27 August          2016:     29 July-7 August          2015:     6-16 August          2014:     17-27 July          2013:     1-11 August         2012:     9-19 August

International Research Project Desert Fireball Network


Queenslands first camera keeping an eye on the sky for this international research project!  This project has been set up to find out where meteorites land and to be able to retrieve them for researching the solar system.

We are proud to be a part of this international project.