Outback Astronomy

Overview

Have you ever wondered what's out there or wanted to see a dark sky where stars sparkle like diamonds?

Outback Astronomy delivers an informative and entertaining experience. Hear how people understand the science of the sky and draw your own conclusions about alien life.

The venue is located five kilometres from Broken Hill and has an exceptionally dark sky.

You stargaze from a reclined chair in a purpose-built stargazing dome. Armed with binoculars you will be eager to see more through the telescope.

Sky shows are designed for the novice, and introduce you to planets, stars and galaxies.

Your knowledgeable sky guide highlights objects with a powerful laser pointer, narrating the view in your virtual cruise across the Milky Way Galaxy.

Important Note:
All guests must bring their own blankets for warmth outdoors until further notice, due to the pandemic. Outback nights are very cold in winter.

See the calendar of events on the Outback Astronomy website. On the Home Page click 'View Calendar' to scroll through the monthly calendar and view upcoming events.

COVID-19 Information
To promote a safe experience:
Equipment is disinfected after use
Premises are disinfected as needed
Chairs are spaced widely
No blankets provided

Please note:
Always dress warmly for sky shows
Bring your own blanket, beanies, scarf, gloves

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