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The Backyard Universe

Wirrina Cove, Australia
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About The Backyard Universe
The Backyard Universe operates the iconic multicultural night sky tour in South Australia. We also offer customised astronomy & geology activity and tour packages for conferences, private groups and school camps. We also run door-to-door shuttle bus services for the southern Heysen Trail and Fleurieu Peninsula; including transfers to & from Adelaide airport and the Kangaroo Island ferries.
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A family-friendly night time outdoor activity that’s fun, educational, and engages with nature and the universe. Tour the South Australian night sky with a guide who's been watching it for over 45 years.
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4th floor wrote a review Yesterday
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Fraser is a wealth of knowledge. This is the second Backyard Universe experience we have had (the other a geological walk from Wirrina to Myponga Beach) and highly recommend both. We are a family of two adults, a teenager and child. Everyone enjoyed both experiences. Fraser answered all questions with enthusiasm which made for a really enjoyable experience! We were all in awe of his telescope, an amazing instrument. To see so many planets and the moon up close was incredible.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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courtneyleighchamber wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
We had the most amazing time on our tour with Fraser! He is incredibly knowledgeable and explains everything with great detail but in a way that we can completely understand. The stars were the most beautiful we've ever seen, his equipment was phenomenal and we've been pointing out stars we learnt about ever since. Thankyou for this life changing experience!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Lorraine J, Owner at The Backyard Universe
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Thank you for your flattering review. Fraser is blushing...
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EwanM1946 wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
My teenage son and I viewed the southern night skies with the Backyard Universe tour guide, Fraser giving a great insight to his passion and knowledge on the subject. We had a great night viewing Satellites, Galaxies, Planets and Stars. Looking at the planets of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars was the highlight for me. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Lorraine J, Owner at The Backyard Universe
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Glad you enjoyed it; was a good night out :-)
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Neil O wrote a review Feb 2020
Adelaide, Australia57 contributions34 helpful votes
Seeing the stars, planets and other space oddities through telescopes and powerful binoculars coupled with a wealth of information from our guide, Fraser, gave us an incredible experience that will live with us for many years to come. As our original stargazing experience had to be cancelled due to excessive cloud, Fraser willingly re-scheduled for the following evening and provided an experience just for my wife and me. He has a range of interesting stories and facts and together with many opportunities to view stars, constellations and planets through his telescopes, our time passed all too quickly: In fact, Fraser, continued to keep us mesmerised until long after the scheduled end of the experience. The experience is very affordable and with Fraser's infectious love of his topic, I can highly recommend that you check out his website and take one of his stargazing tours. You won't be sorry!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lorraine J, Owner at The Backyard Universe
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Time passes -really- quickly when you're having fun. Glad you enjoyed it.
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