Finding a good spot to watch the stars isn't as difficult as it might seem - in fact, in most cases, it just takes a 15 minute drive, says the Tasmanian Astronomical Society.
The society has an observing field in the state's South where there is a permanent telescope set up in a relatively dark area.
But vice president Stephen Harvey said some of the groups best observing nights had occurred in the North at publicly accessible areas.
"Perhaps the best observing nights that they have had have been at the top of Ben Lomond - which is nice clear skies and elevated, you are getting above a bit of atmosphere there," he said.
"But that is a bit hard to get to and it is a bit hard to find accommodation so members up North have looked for places that are just on the outskirts of Launceston that have got clear, dark skies.
"For the last couple of years I know they have been using the Rosevale Hall out at Rosevale - that has got nice clear skies and it is a good spot."
Mr Harvey said for amateur star gazers finding a place to watch the night sky could be as easy as driving 15 minutes out of urban centres.
He said all you had to do was look for a clear space away from light sources.
"You don't have to travel too far afield to find somewhere suitable to observe," Mr Harvey said.
"People often ask me 'where should I go to do some observing?' and my response is 'look around for local parks and open public spaces'.
"Schools and school ovals are often a good choice because you've got a big field, often with a few trees around it which sort of blocks out the nearby lights."
Mr Harvey said the ideal is to find a spot which is as dark as possible because your eyes will adjust to the conditions.
He said the best starting point for people looking to get into observing was to use the naked eye or binoculars.
"Naked eye if you found a spot that is reasonably dark - there is no bright lights to cruel the view - there is a host of things to see in the night sky naked eye and to understand the night sky," Mr Harvey said.
"That can be augmented by binoculars - that will reveal just another level of detail."
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