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

Astronomy - a great way to engage students

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.

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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