Siding Spring Observatory sits on the summit of Mt Woorut, NSW, set within the stunning National Heritage Listed Warrumbungle National Park and home to Australia's first Dark Sky Place.

Siding Spring Observatory

FOUR Stellar ways

to enjoy

the Astronomy Capital of Australia

We are excited to announce three ways that you can make the most of your time in Australias Astronomy Capital:

1. Escorted tours - operating Thursday, Saturday and Sunday year-round and additional tours in School holidays these 90-minute tour programs get you inside the Anglo Australian Telescope and behind the scenes of some of Australia's most prestigious astronomy. 

2. Self-Guided Walking Tour App - Download a 60-minute walking tour of the Anglo-Australian Telescope and listen to it on your headphones. Perfect for the days when escorted tours are not operating. 

3. Location triggered Driving Tour App - Make your journey out to Siding Spring Observatory memorable with this Highlights Tour of the Solar System Drive.

4. Stargazing at Milroy Observatory - Enjoy a journey through the night sky with Donna the Astronomer. 

Siding Spring Observatory is subject to closure at any time.

For further details and the latest information of site opening times, please visit the SSO Facebook page.

This week at

Siding Spring Observatory

Self-Guided Tour Apps

We're keeping your health in mind


Visitors who have been in hot spots within 14 days, do not wear a facemask or enclosed shoes, will not be permitted to enter the Anglo Australian Observatory.  

Siding Spring Observatory is operated by the Australian National University. Dark Sky Traveller is a third party supplier to the site and offers guided tours of the Anglo Australian Telescope, subject to the university's regulations.

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97 Booralie Road,

Terrey Hills 2084

ABN: ​41600519300

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