GET BEHIND THE SCENES
OF AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST TELESCOPE
"Everyone should see this at least once in their life!..."
In 1974 The Anglo-Australian Telescope was opened by HRH Prince Charles as Australia’s National Astronomical Facility. From first light to this day, the largest optical telescope in Australia has been a world-leading facility discovering exoplanets, supernovae and galaxies.
In this 90 minutes walking tour of Australia’s largest optical telescope, your guide will share the history of this site and share some of the mysteries of our universe it has helped unlock.
. Entry to the Visitors Centre
. Walking tour led by working astronomers, technicians and engineers
. Behind the scenes entry into the Anglo-Australian Telescope
. History and overview of Siding Spring Mountain
· 10:30am – 12.00pm - Thursday
· 2:00 pm – 3.30pm - Saturday / Public holidays
*Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day ** Groups on request
Getting to Siding Spring Observatory
Siding Spring Observatory is located 28 kms west of Coonabarabran or 14 kms east of Warrumbungle National Park on Observatory Road. Please note that no caravans are allowed on the mountain road and can be stowed at the bottom of Siding Spring Range in the designated area.
Terms and Conditions
No bookings are accepted on site.
Bookings must be received online and close 24 hours prior to tour start. Late bookings are subject to availability.
Groups bookings may be made Thursdays - Sundays with 14 days notice.
Please email to enquire.
Due to the remoteness of the site, the tour may be cancelled due to severe or extreme weather conditions. You will be notified by 3pm the day prior to your tour with the options of a full refund, transfer to another date or credit to be used for the same product. If you chose to cancel after purchase, there is no refund.
If you have any questions about your booking, please call 02 6842 6363.during office hours.