Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory

Overview

Come and join Donna the Astronomer on an amazing and entertaining journey through the Southern Night Sky at Milroy Observatory. Donna is a research astronomer who has discovered two comets and…

Come and join Donna the Astronomer on an amazing and entertaining journey through the Southern Night Sky at Milroy Observatory. Donna is a research astronomer who has discovered two comets and worked at Siding Spring Observatory for many years.

The show starts with a tour of the evening sky, and then several bright and deep-sky objects are observed with the outdoor telescope. See planets, galaxies, nebulas and star clusters, amongst other amazing night sky wonders. Shows go for 75-90 minutes and are outside - so please rug up!

There are only two rules-have fun and ask questions!

Shows are child friendly and suitable for all ages 5-103! Donna has been sharing her love of the sky for over 20 years and enjoys nothing better than inspiring young and old to enjoy and appreciate our unique southern skies.

Milroy Observatory is available for public viewing and is open every clear night. Contact Donna for further details on viewing times.

Milroy is located 10 kilometres northwest of Coonabarabran on the Baradine Road.

Access and Inclusion Statement

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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