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Siding Spring Observatory

Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6842 6211
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A must place to visit

We organised a walking tour of the whole facility for our group. What an amazing time we had. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul M
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If you have taken the time to visit the Warrumbungles then you are close enough to visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
Gold Coast, Australia
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Opening Hours Open 7 days during School Holidays. Non-school holiday operating hours: 9:30am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00 pm Saturday CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
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Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6842 6211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We organised a walking tour of the whole facility for our group. What an amazing time we had. You don't have to be an astrophysicist or astronomer to be beguiled by the importance of this phenomenal facility. Take you camera as the views are superb,...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have taken the time to visit the Warrumbungles then you are close enough to visit the observatory. You will learn something new with the visit, well worth the time

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went up on a windy day but the observation are is excellent and very informative and the view from the mountain top was wonderful..

Thank Leanne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Siding Springs, set in the beautiful Warrumbungle Ranges, is a wonderful place to visit. It's a working observatory so the 'walk-in' visitors, which we were, are rather restricted in what they can see. Joining a guided tour would be a better option but that takes...More

Thank Leo F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Warrumbungle National Park make sure you spend some time at the observatory. Fascinating place with plenty of access to facilities.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect day and the information given by a staff member at the Observatory was amazing...went out to the outside and the view is superb The area is worth a visit for young and old.

Thank richardssuzanne4
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I went with a group of astronomers and really enjoyed our private tour. Sliding Springs is an amazing place with such a variety of observatories and telescopes on the mountain. Well worth the trip up the mountain for the view and education.

Thank Daryl L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great exhibition with a short film to watch. Suitable for all ages. Cafe and picnic tables. with great views.

Thank 615Margaret
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth trip up the mountain. The display and information is absolutely brilliant. The views over the Warrumbungles from up there are breathe taking

Thank 666Neil88
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Worth the effort to drive up the mountain, windy but sealed road takes you to the best site to view the Warrumbungles. Access to the 4th. level of the observetry is accessible via lift, this info centre lets you see the workings of the telescope....More

Thank Rod B
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My 13 year old granddaughter has always wanted to be an astronomer and is a keen science student at high school and visits Qld Uni to further her interests. If we brought her to the observatory from Brisbane Around school holidays) is there anything special she can observe or participate in? John W
18 June 2015|
Response from Brad C |
Hi John W, Sorry, this reply is a bit late, holidays are probably over up there. Since we are still an operating research facility we dont offer any viewing of the night sky at SSO. There are however a number of locally... More