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Welcome to Milroy Observatory

We are open for star gazing every clear night.

Bookings are essential

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Call Donna the Astronomer 0428 288 244!

Please note: Due to a lightning strike the historic 40inch telescope is not available for viewing or photography until further notice. We are working on the issue and will keep this updated.

We are still OPEN every night as we have other telescopes and the best dark skies!!!!

Enjoy the experience of small group sizes and our entertaining night sky guide Donna the Astronomer as she takes you on a journey through the southern skies!

Tours nightly - starting times from 8:45 pm during January.

Book now for the Easter school holidays.

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See the Great Orion Nebula, The Tarantula Nebula, 47 Tucanae - an amazing cluster of some of the oldest stars in our Universe. Learn what can be seen with a pair of binoculars! Be enthralled by star clusters, galaxies and double stars from this very dark site.

Whether you are simply passing through Coonabarabran and inquisitive about the night sky and the fuss we make of the universe or if you are organising a group activity that includes night sky viewing, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Milroy can make this visit memorable!! Check out our reviews on Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor. Visitors are rating us 5 stars! Our shows are family friendly and hands on!

For all specialty tour operators, universities, primary and secondary schools, senior citizen groups, in fact any special interest group, Milroy will plan and tailor an experience just for you!

Planning a special occasion? Birthday, Anniversary etc let us plan and tailor an experience just for you! We have even helped with a unique wedding proposal. Looking for a different idea for a birthday gift - why not have a star party? Contact us for more information on how we can help!

Pre booking is essential to ensure your evening of night sky viewing suits the needs of your group. We can ensure that you will be amazed by the wonders of the night skies at this unique astronomy facility, where the skies are dark and the views unbelievable!.

For bookings and further information please telephone us on 0428 288 244 to discuss your requirements or E-mail us on for more details or prices.





Stars over the dome at Milroy Observatory.

Click here for a 'Map' to Milroy Observatory.

Web Page By Milroy Observatory January 2019.