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Sydney Observatory, Sydney

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Observatory
Gaze at two spectacular sights from the Sydney Observatory: outer space and Sydney Harbour. The stately stone building with copper domes houses two telescopes, providing views of constellations, the Moon, planets, and nebulae on clear nights. Take an interactive astronomy lesson in the 3-D space theater and enter the planetarium for interstellar entertainment. Of course, take earthly pleasure in the vista you'll have over the harbor too. Plan to visit Sydney Observatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sydney attractions using our Sydney trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Our guide Nathan was fantastic. For someone who knows nothing about stars or planets he made the tour interesting and fun and was easy to understand.  more »
  • It was a full moon that I booked 2 months ago and unfortunately left disappointed. Saw no stars or moon (mostly due to the weather). The guide was friendly but it was kind of boring like a school excu...  more »
  • The night tours are well worth doing. The tour guides are very knowledgable and the planets look so amazing through the telescope.  more »
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  • The building is a cool step into the past with exhibits teaching visitors about astronomy of the 1800s and even into the 21s century. A short video on aborigine myths related to the stars. Staffers were lovely. You could have a short or long visit. Plenty of places to sit outside and rest.
  • It will be very interesting for the people who enjoy the space. You can get to see the planets from real telescopes both modern as well as traditional. I found it very much interesting and the session delivered was quite informative.
  • It's very interesting viewing the sun with a powerful telescope. I learned a lot from the guide. She was keen to answer most of our questions. The universe in the enclosed room looked very beautiful and was in great detail.
  • This place is great. I came here for a night tour where we got to use two of the big telescopes and got a chance to bombard the guy running the tour with questions. Highly recommend this place to any fans of space.
  • Adults fee $10, Students $8. Depending on clowds you can see sun during the day, which is fascinating. There is also pretty big exposition of teleskops and other accessories. Nice place to go. From outside beautiful view over Sydney city and also Harbour Bridge.