| See the night sky with our astronomer and comet discoverer Donna Burton.
Come and view the astonishing night sky through the largest telescope available to the public in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoy our "Night sky show"
The Night Sky Show presented by our resident astronomer, offers views and a tour of the pristine dark skies from the incredibly dark sky location at Milroy Observatory, Coonabarabran.
We begin our tour outside under the open sky with a guided walk through our Milky way galaxy, stopping off at constellations along the way, as your astronomer explains how the universe works and how stars are formed. Learn about the Southern Cross, how to find south, see the Magellenic Clouds - two galaxies orbiting our own and hear some stories of the Dreaming.
Next we go inside the dome where you look through the historic 40 inch telescope, not only through space but through time itself as you witness the wonders of star birth, globular clusters of stars, even planets if they are visible and much more. You will see that the sky has seasons that beckon you to come back again and again to follow and learn more of our changing sky.
The 40 inch telescope started life in 1963 as a research instrument and the first of the Siding Spring Observatory telescopes. It provides views of the night sky never before available to the general public! Bring along your DSLR and maybe we can place it on the big scope for an incredible astro-photo on your camera!
Please advise on booking if you want to do photography and what sort of camera you have!
Be amazed at Milroy Observatory.
Night Show Prices:
$30 per adult;
$15 per child (aged 5-16 inclusive) Note: children under 5 are free
Family of 2 adults and 2 children: $75
** Bookings are required **
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