Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • 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 »
  • If you are passionate about the universe this is the place for you! Well done for setting it up so well. Many activities for children in the display area as well.  more »
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  • This Observatory borders the Warrumbungle National Park and is definitely worth a visit. Not only does it provide great views of the NP, the Observatory itself is interesting and educational. We did a self guided tour, taking about an hour to view and read all that was on offer. Not sure if guided tours are on offer but would certainly enhance the experience. Would recommend taking a coat if visiting, regardless of prevailing weather or time of year as the site is very exposed to strong wind. Also a great coffee shop situated near the car park.
  • Such an incredible place! Went on a tour of the site where we were shown the observatories and beautiful surrounding landscape. The guide was very knowledgeable about different telescopes and functions. I'm keen to look further into the remarkable work that comes out of this place and what impact it has had on our understanding of the universe. Amazing!
  • A steep drive to the car park with surrounding views of the Warrambungles. Short steep path to the observatory building, then you can take the lift or stairs up to the enclosed public viewing area, which has informative displays and excellent views of the telescope. The viewing area is large enough for a few carloads of tourists
  • Well presented display. Can look at telescope from viewing platform inside building. Cafe serves tea & coffee. Great views of this end of Warrambungle Range and beyond.
  • Cafe with good coffee, great museum, don't miss the art gallery which has windows into one of the telescopes.

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