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Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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TripAdvisor
  • Very informative and spectacular views. Loved the interactive "mil carton" display, even us over 50's can get a kick from learning basic new things. 
  • What a beautiful part of the country this is. Loved the drive up and the observatory itself was very interesting. Definitely worth a visit if in the area 
  • Fantastic to see the stars and planets so close up it was like you can touch them, our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had, however I do think it's a little over priced for ...  more »
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  • The drive up to the observatory is amazing from both directions, and once you're up there you will have an amazing view of the Warrumbungle National Park, and of course, the Sliding Spring Observatory. There's plenty to do at the observatory, you can take yourself on a self guided tour of the observatory, play and learn in the museum / discovery area and have lunch in the cafe. I'd give Siding Spring Observatory 6 stars if it were possible.
  • StarFest 2016 at Siding Spring Observatory and Coonabarabran NSW was a full weekend of informative talks and amazing things to see. Highly recommend for those into astronomy.
  • If you get the chance, visit on one of the open days - Starfest! Get a great insider eyeball on how the eye on the sky works!
  • Small but interesting exhibition. Can view the main 4m telescope. There's a cafe. Fantastic views of the area
  • Well worth visiting. Great views and space age feeling