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Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • Driving up to Siding Springn we were in awe of the size and location of this facility. Sitting proudly on top of the Warrumbungle ranges the observatory is a sight to see. Add to this a clever and inf...  more »
  • The static display and the tour (minibus from the visitor centre) are excellent. And you never know who you may bump into at the cafe.  more »
  • 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.  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