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Night Sky and Telescope Viewing

21/02/2020 (8:30pm - 10:00pm)

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Warrumbungle Observatory
Warrumbungle Observatory
841 Timor Rd, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
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Minimum Numbers Required.

A minimum of 4 adults is required for the show to go ahead. If the number of people is not reached we will cancel the show and issued a refund. We will email and send you a text message at least an hour before the show.


Warrumbungle Night Sky and Telescope Viewing Tour

 View the planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies through telescopes.

Constellations pointed out with a laser pointer

Includes 1 photo of a nebula taken through the 20" Telescope with your own Canon or Nikon DSLR camera only if you have one. Excludes mirrorless cameras.

 Your Tour Gudie will be Brett Richards.

This is an outdoors activity and Coonabarabran can get very cold at night in the winter months. Please bring plenty of warm clothing


Please take note of the directions to find us as we cannot be located with a GPS. We are 9.0km from the clocktower in Coonabarabran. Head west from the clocktower along Dalgarno St. Take the 2nd right into namoi st then the 3rd left into Eden St, then follow out of town for 8.4km. The road changes name to Timor Rd (ignore what road the gps tells you as its incorrect). We are on the left. If you see the Warrumbungle Mountain Motel on the right you have gone to far. You will see some kangaroo signs. These signs are not joking! We are 400m before it.

If you are travelling from the Warrumbungle National Park, it is about 24km. Head towards Coonabarabran. When you exit the park you will see the Siding Spring turn off. From there it is another 14km towards Coonabarabran.Just before us you will see the Mountain Motel on the left. We are 400m past that on the right. Take your time as it is kangaroo country.

When booking its important to leave an Australian Mobile phone number you will have with you on the day so we can contact you if there is a change or cancellation. If you dont have one, email with a way of contacting you whether its a motel phone number or email address. Do not leave your own home number unless you are a local resident.

This is very important as we will need to contact you an hour before the show if we decide to cancel due to overcast skies. Phone reception is very poor or non existant in some areas out of town. If its cloudy please check an hour before if you can by finding some phone range. There will be no one at the observatory if its cancelled to advise you.


Terms & Conditions

Children's Tickets

The child ticket is for age 4 years through to 16 years. A child must be accompanied by a paying adult. If a booking is made for a child only, the ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

There is no charge for a child 0 to 3 years. The show is not suitable for children this age as they cannot see through a telescope. But you are welcome to bring them. During the presentation they will need to sit on your lap as we only have a limited amount of seats which are reserved for ticket holders.  Please email me at starr_peter@hotmailcom or text on 0488 425 112 if you wish to bring a child under 4 to ensure we have enough space.They are not permitted to view through the outside telescopes as they instinctively grab the eyepiece which moves the telescope and the telescope is then out of action for the remainder of the session meaning everyone else views less objects. The telescopes take a while to recalibrate.

Seniors Card Tickets

NSW, QLD, Vic, SA, Tas, NT, WA seniors cards are welcomed and accepted. Seniors business cards are not accepted. International seniors cards are not accepted.

These are to be shown on arrival. There is strictly no discount without a card and you will be asked to pay the difference in cost. There is no refund for your ticket if you decline as it is too late to resell the ticket and other people would have been turned away if the show is sold out.

Transferring Tickets to another Date

The tickets are not transferable to another date. I can refund if you wish to cancel with more than 24 hours notice and you can purchase a new ticket. 

Cancellations or changing numbers.

If you wish to cancel, 24 hours notice is required in order to receive a refund for the show booked. We cannot change the numbers on the ticket as the original ticket is paid by a single credit card transaction therefore it cant be broken up.. I can refund the whole ticket and then you would need to rebook.More than 24 hours notice is required.

Overcast evenings  (IMPORTANT PLEASE READ)

The show is weather permitting.

We cancel the show if we think it will be overcast for most of the show.

An email is sent and a text message is sent approximately an hour before the start time advising if the show is cancelled. This is sent to the number you provided when booking. If you are staying out of range like at the Mountain Motel, or Bakala Farm (Piliga Pottery) please advise so we can call them on their landline to advise you.

If your travel time is more than 1 hour, please contact us to ensure the show is going ahead before you leave to save you a long trip for nothing. 

If it is cloudy and you have not received a text please text on 0488 425 112 asking if the show has going ahead or not as if it is cancelled there may be no one there to advise you.

A full refund is given when the show is cancelled. It can take a few business days to come through depending on your banks policy with bank transfers.

Weather by its nature  can be very unpredictable at times. Sometimes we get it wrong with the weather we think it will be cloudy. We cancel the show. Then it ends up being clear. The opposite can happen as well. So apologies in advance if this occurs. We have to make a call on it an hour before as it takes about an hoour to set up all the equipment.

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