During the evening of Friday 22 May, QASMT hosted a Star Party, a night where amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts gathered together in the school’s courtyard and watched the night sky. The school’s observatory, along with the reflector telescopes of the Brisbane Astronomical Society and several student volunteers, were pointed at various celestial objects, like the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn.

The cold night did not distract adults or children from enthusiastically waiting their turn to glimpse up into the cosmos. It was a great opportunity for people to learn about the incredible universe we live in, and how small we are in comparison to the vastness of space. Mr Baker did a fantastic job in organising it, and he, the science ambassadors, and the other volunteering students demonstrated everything very well. Thank you also to the P & C for the delicious sausage sizzle and soft drinks on sale on the night. We all look forward to another Star Party in the future.