The purposes of the association are— 

  1. To preserve the Mount Burnett Observatory for the benefit of the Society’s members and the community. 
  2. To educate the public in the science of Astronomy, disseminate astronomical knowledge, and encourage the observation of the Universe.
  3. To provide facilities to support members of the Society in the practice and study of Astronomy, including astronomical research. 
  4. To collaborate actively with other institutions and groups, to the benefit of the Society’s activities. 
  5. To bring into closer association persons and institutions engaged in astronomy in order to cooperatively advance our knowledge. 
  6. To pursue any other arrangements and activities conducive to the above purposes. 

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