Prices: $1400 – $2000 for groups of up to 50 on a Scheduled Night Tour Night.
POA for other groups sizes and dates.
Would you like to book out one of our Night Tours for your group or club? By booking out one of our Night Tours not only will you experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights, the evening schedule can be tailored to suit your needs and a BBQ cook top can also be made available if requested. Our Volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
You will also be able to browse our museum and see historical instruments, our meteorite exhibit, astrophotography & artwork, and the historic Atlas Coelestis by Britain’s first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed published in 1729.
There are three kinds of night viewing tours:
Dark Sky Nights
Dark sky nights are when there’s no Moon. The fainter objects such as globular clusters and nebulae show up well against the darker background of a moonless sky.
Moonlit nights are when the Moon is one of the observing targets. The best detail on the lunar surface is seen around half moon phase. Star clusters and bright nebulae will also be visible.
Full Moon Nights
Full moon nights are when a Full Moon occurs on a weekend or in a school holiday period.
Notice: Due you maintenance on the main office building at the Observatory we are not able to run tours between the 25th of February and the 1st of April. We apologies for this inconvenience.