Solar Observation


Observing is not just for the night sky. Once a month, on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of Every Month, we will hold a solar observing event at 11am at one of our observing sites. Either, JJ Melbourne Memorial Reserve, or the new Forest Trail Park in Terrey Hills or at the St Ignatius observatory overlooking the oval at St. Ignatius. At the roundabout go straight into the College, go to the far end of the Oval on the Left. We will be on the grassed area.

To find out which observing site is active please check this websites news section on the day.

Warning: Looking at the sun with the wrong equipment can cause permanent, irreparable retinal damage and should never be attempted. Rest assured the members of our solar group possess the equipment and knowledge to conduct our solar observing sessions safely, and can advise on the specialised equipment needed for those keen to purchase their own solar scope or filters. Please check our Calendar a couple of days before as the date may occasionally be changed due to weather forecasts or other events.

To receive Solar Observing notifications, please register your interest via email to –

Observing Sites:

St Ignatius


Terrey Hills (JJ Melbourne Memorial Reserve)

Forest Trail Park (Previously referred to a PFA)