Everything you ever wanted to know about telescopes and the transit of Venus. And probably more. Really cool experience!!
Although a wet evening we had a teriffic time at the Observatory. There were many volunteers to help, guide and engage us through this very historic building. Information was delivered in an engaging way by a passionate team. We visited to see the Lunar eclipse and although raining locally they streamed a live feed from the USA to satisfy objectives... More
Thank you so much for your positive review of an evening which held great astronomical expectation which we could not deliver through a telescope due to clouds and rain. Ten years ago we would have struggled to provide a live cross to a site with a clear sky but thankfully , today, such facilities are available. The workers who prepared... More
It's just a nice place to know the cultural site of australia regarding astronomy. It's not a so big observatory. It's a nice curiosity , free during the day and very cheap if you want to do a tour (8 AUD). Just walk around it and enjoy the great view over the top of the hill
Great experience, you don't get an opportunity to see beautiful stars, planets etc with your naked eye like this everyday. Very enjoyable. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The group I was in, was a bit large so you had to wait for each person to peek through the microscope.
We came here as it's quite near where we are so we came to take a look. The exhibition of stuffs are not that interesting, but if you're into astrology and stuffs, it could be more interesting for you. The tour was the more interesting part where we are brought into a dark room and they showed us a short... More
Got there early and toured museum. Very well done. Willie gave us stories from his people about the stars. Interesting, educational and fun. Recommend it
Hi pdm267, This is a new Dreamtime Astronomy tour and your guide was absolutely thrilled that you took the time to comment as he enjoys giving the tour and sharing his knowledge of the night sky from an Aboriginal Peoples as well as astronomical perspective. Thank you for taking the time to comment, it is always helpful to get feedback. More
Even it was cloudy. It was a very interesting tour! They give really nice facts and amazing stuff about the universe! We loved it!
Joined a party of 20 for an 8.15pm session on Fri eve. Say two short films with 3D glasses and two telescopes, one from the 19th century, and a chance to view some planets and stars. It was ok, certainly not riveting. Fortunately, we had a clear evening. If possible, leave some time before or after your session to look... More
Hi Simon N Thanks for your review! I hope you saw Jupiter and its Moons. Later in the year Saturn will be up and to see the planet and its rings through a telescope with your own eyes is truly memorable. I do hope you return. More
Went for a night visit and it was awesome! Guided by an astronomy educator who is very knowledgeable and he taught us to find south using the Southern Cross. I loveeee the telescope viewing session. A truly memorable experience. (p.s: night visits need to be booked and pre-paid)
Thanks Lee L for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. The Southern Cross is a truly useful icon of our sky and still helpful in finding the way. Happy stargazing! More
We attended a night tour at the observatory. It was very good and split into 3 sections. We had a session in the planetarium and learnt about the different constellations. We then went to see the telescopes (1 old, 1 new), sadly it was a bit cloudy but the guide found us other stuff to look at. We ended the... More
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