Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • Open only in daylight hours, the observatory has a wonderful interactive display explaining the history and current projects of the observatory. I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibition...  more »
  • to actually be allowed inside this observatory and wander around the grounds is amazing. Obviously the observatory is the main draw card but there is the sculptures of local animal life scattered thro...  more »
  • We visited the observatory whilst staying at the Warrumbungle's over the long weekend in October. The place is amazing. We joined the midday tour ( only one a day offered) which runs for around an hou...  more »
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  • Very cool if you're an astronomy or science buff you'll get a real kick out of a visit here. The display is a bit more targeted towards kids but still some interesting things in there for adults. Make sure you go up the hill and visit the actual telescope, it's pretty amazing and well worth the walk. The scale solar system on the drive here is also worth stopping at along the way
  • Great experience. Plenty to see especially if you are interested in all things planetary. Entry cost is very reasonable but you can visit the main Observatory area free of charge. Great views over the surrounding areas.
  • Great place to visit if you have an interest in all things space, stars or astronomy. The Cafe is also great. Very friendly, great food at a reasonable price.
  • Educational and beautiful lookout. Free to go into the observatory. Has an interesting and informative video. Outside is excellent for viewing some of the Warrunmbungles NP.
  • Very informative. This is a working astronomy site so night tours are not available. Free to go up to the viewing deck and see the telescope and learn about the history of it. A few bucks to get a more informative tour through the gallery. Worth the look

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