The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) is an exclusively non-profit organization dedicated to expand public awareness of astronomy and falak syarie in Brunei Darussalam. Founded in 2003, PABD is a great source of learning for general astronomy, Islamic astronomy, astrophotography and other topics.


PABD Membership is applied only to residents of Negara Brunei Darussalam. Membership of PABD is divided into four:

1. Ordinary Member (18 years old and above)
2. Student Member (Below 18 years old)
3. Corporate Member
4. Honorary Member

Registration Fees and Other Fees

Registration Fees and Annual Fees are as follows and payable to General Treasurer of PABD:

 MembershipRegistration Fees (One Time) Annual Fees (Every year)
(b)Student (below 18 years old)B$5.00B$5.00
(c)CorporateTo be determined by the Executive Committee MembersTo be determined by the Executive Committee Members

I am new in astronomy

If you are still a newbie in this realm, PABD will offer you a guiding hand to help you understand what the essential gear and knowledge is needed to practice this hobby. You can find a lot of valuable information by joining PABD and hear from others in our community who share your interest and passion for astronomy.


Active Member can represent the society in the national and international activities such as meetings, conferences, astronomy trips, excursions as well as media interviews. In addition, PABD Active Members will have special benefits during society’s activities such as free entrance fees and discounted prices.

PABD has a strong network and partnerships with local government agencies and other professional astronomical agencies such as the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and The International Astronomical Center (IAC) as well as regional astronomy centers and astronomy clubs in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Our partnerships will bring you as PABD members the opportunities to participate in astronomy-related events at international level.

Every member will receive an official PABD membership card for identification during our activities:


PABD membership comprises people of all ages and in many types of professions. One need not own a telescope to join. Our knowledge sharing via regular new moon hunting, stargazing, small group discussion, space talks and other activities by local amateur astronomers.

Some members offer all-night observation of the planets, comets nebula & deep sky objects at their personal observatories. These will help you to response your curiosities and guide you to own the best telescope and other basic needs based on your interests.

You can join the Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam. The annual fees for Active Member are BND15 per year for ordinary and BND5 per year for students. The membership application for the active Member is considered complete once the member pays the registration and annual fees to the Treasurer General.

Further information about membership PABD and regulations of the association may be referred to the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam Astronomical Society.

What are PABD activities?

PABD builds up your interest in astronomy through our various programmes. Upon your request, beginners can join our personal telescope training and basic stargazing including visual observation of Milkyway or even visiting our members’ observatories. More exciting activities especially for advanced members including new moon hunting, researches, astrophotography, and comet spotting etc.

Activities for public outreach are updated on our website ( or social media (@bruneiastronomy). Special astronomical observation and activities exclusively for PABD member will be regularly updated on our PABD Group Forum and exclusive communication channels or via official e-mail.

Further information

For more info contact Secretary-General PABD (
or visit our official media:
β—½ Website
β—½ Forum
β—½ Facebook
β—½ Instagram
β—½ WhatsApp Groups
β—½ Telegram

How many members are there?

PABD has almost 100 active members and in fact PABD community is growing annually, see here for the full list.

Ready to join PABD?

Register now via our online form: