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Dubbo Observatory

12/09/2019 (8:30pm - 10:00pm)

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Organisation:
Dubbo Observatory
Venue:
Dubbo Observatory
Address:
17L Camp Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
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Night Sky & Telescope Viewing

Your tour guide Peter Starr has a Masters Degree in astronomy and was a Manager at the famous Siding Spring Observatory, Australias largest optical telescope facility.

  • 1 hour and 15 minute show includes:
  • Powerpoint presentation in our theatrette.
  • Talk about what we will see and some basic astronomy.

View the planets, stars, and galaxies through our new 17" telescope in our new observatory.

  • Up to 7 telescopes depending on number of people attending.
  • View at least a dozen different objects through the telescopes.
  • Point out constellations, stars and planets with a laser pointer
  • Explain in detail about what you are looking at.
  • Answer your questions on the night sky and universe.

Astrophotography with your canon, nikon, pentax SLR Camera. We take 1 photo of a colourful nebula at the end of the show for no extra charge. If you prefer to take more photos book our Astroexclusive tour or astrophotography tour.

The show is limited to 50 people maximum though this is rarely achieved outside NSW school holidays and long weekends.

If you prefer a smaller group size, book our AstroExclusive Tour which is limited a group size of 6

The activity is mainly outdoors, so cover up and bring warm clothes.

Check Weather Conditions

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/cw-slopes-and-plains/dubbo/detailed-forecast

 

Terms & Conditions

Overcast Nights

  • If it is overcast at the start time of the session, we do an extended presentation and if the sky clears in parts we will show you what objects we can through the telescopes.
  • If you do not wish to partake in this please cancel 24 hours prior to get a full refund. You can get a good idea of the weather forecast by going to the following webpage.
  • This gives a 3 hourly forecast for the next 48 hour period. Look at the % cloud column.

Cancellation Policy

  • Your entry fee is refunded if you cancel or change numbers with more than 24 hours notice provided.
  • If less than 24 hours notice is given, no refund is given.
  • To claim your refund please email, call , or text with your name, booking number, and method of payment.
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