Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • July 26, 2017
    While visiting the Warrumbungle National Park we made a detour to the observatory. It is worth the visit with a stroll up to the large telescope a must.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    The observatory was closed the day we went, but the kids still loved the drive up there and the interactive centre in the building!!  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    I found the guided tour inside and around the many telescopes very interesting. We were able to walk through the ATT. And touch its mirror and watch it move etc. with us on the tour were several teena...  more »
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  • An infinity of stars.... What a great place...
  • Come on, it's a massive telescope - what's not to like? Nice views too and the drive up kept us entertained and informed.
  • 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.
  • the road up can be quiet narrow especially when meeting a bus on the way up, but its definitely worth it all, the views are amazing and so breath taking. the big telescope is definitely my favourite.
  • The telescope is a big one, shame you can't use it, Dam research jerks hogging it all. Warrumbungle observatory is good for that doe and da lad you gives the tour is quirk af.

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