Star Gazing at its Best!
Night Show. Look through Telescopes
View through our telescopes the wonders of the night sky and take astrophotograps with your SLR Camera at one of our 90 minute shows. info here.
Hire 51 cm telescope to take astrophotographs with your SLR camera or our CCD Camera after the main show. You can hire by the hour or the whole night. Info here
Hire a telescope to use in the Coonabarabran area during your stay. info here
International Star Registry Photographs
We take photos of stars for people who have had a star named for them through the International Star Registry. They can also come and view their star with their own eyes through the telescope. More Info
Astronomy for Beginners Workshop
We conduct an astronomy workshop for beginners where they learn about how to use their telescope, what to look for when they buy, how to find objects in the sky, basic astrophotography, and some astronomy as well. More Info
Remote Observatory Hosting
We host remote controlled observatories for amateur astronomers around the world who take astrophotographs and conduct research over the internet. We are open to host your own observatory. More Info
Sierra Stars Observatory Network
Our observatory is part of the Sierra Stars Observatory network where astronomers hire the 20" online to conduct their research. More Info
Coonabarabran, Astronomy Capital of Australia
Coonabarabran is situated at 31 degrees latitude.
At this latitude the Milky Way centre passes directly overhead meaning more stars are visible.
The height above sea level enables the stars to be clearer and more pinpoint like,
At Warrumbungle Observatory, the skies are very dark with a background of 21st magnitude.
A high percentage of clear nights (65%) allows for great viewing most of the time.
Located away from deserts so less dust is usually in the atmosphere interfereing with clarity and avoids contamination of delicate instruments.
View Coonabarabran's pristine night sky through up to 6 powerful telescopes including our large 51cm telescope with our astronomer Peter Starr, yes that is his real name.
View the planets, stars, comets, nebulae, and galaxies. We will show you 15 different objects in great clarity.
Bring your SLR camera (canon, nikon, or pentax only) to take your own astrophotographs of colourful nebuale to take home.
You will learn all about astronomy and the night sky and have all your questions answered about space and time and the universe.
See live video images of the Moon and planets.
Night Show lasts for 90 minutes.