Warrumbungle Observatory, Coonabarabran

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  • My daughter wanted to visit this place, she had heard about it on a tv show and really wanted to see how good these telescopes were. We where so lucky as it started out cloudy but the clouds moved on ...  more »
  • We had Sharrick and Dave to share their knowledge of the night sky with us. We were lucky enough to see the Lunar eclipse, and when the moon was in shadow of the earth, all the beautiful stars shone s...  more »
  • Congrats to Sharrick, our astronomical tour guide for the evening, as we got to see stars and Uranus through the impressive telescopes on offer. He was patient and kind to our two young intrepid star ...  more »
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  • Staff did a good job even on a moon lit night. Would recommend new moon time though. Nice selection of telescopes. Explanations and guidance was for people who don't have much experience with telescopes. For someone who has their own telescope and has done a bit of astronomy you won't get much out of it as the staff keep explanations to a level that everyone can understand. Well worth it though if you are passing through Coonabarabran.
  • Great experience. However I went during full moon and it flooded out the sky. The nights are quite cold and it's recommended to bring a warm jacket.
  • A must place to visit if you travel to Warrummbungles national parks. Good guide by friendly staff.
  • A little cloudy on my visit, of course I blame the observatory people for not pushing the clear skies button. Apparently some mad scientist stole the controls for an evil plan he had in mind. In any case despite the fee clouds it was an enjoyable experience.
  • Great way to learn a bit about or galaxy with the added bonus of seeing it through 5 telescopes set up to show different night sky objects.
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