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Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • It's worth stopping and having a look.......if you have time, recommend you doing the tour....Best 2 hour tour.......our tourer guide was Peter wealth of knowledge.....thanks and we will be back....  more »
  • The observatory, which narrowly survived the 2013 bushfires, is a fascinating visit. Science plays a back seat position in Australia in the national consciousness but Siding Springs demonstrates the i...  more »
  • This is Australia's premier optical observatory. Lots of informative displays and great views over Warambungle National Park. Good cafe too.  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