Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory

Overview

Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory is situated above Town Beach in Rotary Park. It's a great place to visit for anyone interested in astronomy and science. The observatory is open Friday and…

Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory is situated above Town Beach in Rotary Park. It's a great place to visit for anyone interested in astronomy and science.

The observatory is open Friday and Sunday nights all year, and Wednesday nights during peak holiday times. Entertaining presentations cover various astronomical topics or take you for a tour of the night sky and our place in the universe with spectacular images of astronomical objects.

Weather permitting, the evening includes a look at an astronomical object through the observatory's 14" Schmidt Cassegrain reflector telescope. The presentation goes for about one hour and is held regardless of the weather.

A gift shop has many inexpensive, educational and fun items for purchase.

Please note due to COVID-10 safety restrictions, the capacity of the auditorium has been reduced. Bookings are essential via TryBooking website. Tickets are not available at the door.

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