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Outback Sky Journeys - Day Tours
Ranked #10 of 16 things to do in Yulara
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Owner description: Family Astro Tour: This family friendly star gazing tour is designed for people of all ages with limited knowledge of the night sky but have an appreciation of its beauty. The tour is broken into three segments – the past, the present and the future. Past: learn how ancient cultures used the night sky for mythology, orientation and to predict upcoming seasons. Present: an opportunity to explore the night sky with telescopes, iPads and binoculars. Our resident astronomer will point out different constellations, stars and planets. Future: the evening concludes as you sit back and relax, while your guide contemplates what may be around the corner for astronomy and humankind. Astro Tour: This star gazing tour will take you on a fact finding journey through the southern night sky, enhancing your knowledge on astronomy and its beginnings. Your resident astronomer will guide you through the evolution of the Universe. Take a moment to explore the vast night landscape with teh use of telescopes, binoculars and iPads. Learn how stars are formed, why they produce light, the lifecycle of a star, the theory of "the Big Bang" and much more. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to have your questions answered in an Australian outback classroom.
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Living in the Centre, we occasionally head out of town to do some star/planet gazing.
It is one of the most spectacular regions in the world to do this without the "light pollution" of nearby cities or towns and because we have been astronomy/cosmology buffs for many years.
While in Yulara for a break we booked in with Outback Sky as a special occasion for us.

You will learn about the history of the universe, the big bang theory and the life and death of stars which will definitely heighten your knowledge and understanding of the universe.
A use of telescopes, binoculars, (and we also brought our own), will enhance your viewing as one of the best experiences you can have in this magical region of the world.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Heavens above !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took the Astro Tour on our recent weekend to Uluru. We have to say the experience was FANTASTIC. Our 3 guides met us in the town centre at 915pm, and after a short walk into the sands behind the car park, introduced us to the wonders above. With the use of two large telescopes, binoculars and iPad displays, not to mention a obvious knowledge and passion for the stars, we were intruduced to the wonders of the cosmos.

Although we were hampered by a extremenly bright full moon and some clouds, we were still able to gaze onto celestrial wonders of the night sky. Even my wife, who only booked the tour for me, was amazed.

A definite WOW attarction.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

A perfect activity for outback Australia. An enthusiastic guide to the heavens that remains with us as a spectacular memory of our trip to the Red Centre.

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Honestly, the choice between Sounds of Silence and this one, the Family Astro Tour, if u have kids, is a no brainer. Thus is the best, the kids won't be too keen on the roo and croc meats and looong nite of SOS, and this rocked! Perfect night sky, a huge telescope, stories and info to blow your mind, my 11 yr old loved it and we had kids there from five to, well 50! Awesome! Excellent value too! Do it!

Visited November 2013
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Certainly, the best souvenir from my trip to Australia.
The environment is magic, the two young professionals has great skills, and give a really good and entertaining explanations to the severals objects we had the chance to watch thru the hi-quality telescopes.
A must do while in Ayers Rock.

Visited October 2013
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