to Mudgee Observatory.
Mudgee Observatory is located
just outside the small town of Mudgee in country New South
Wales, Australia (149 deg E, 32 deg S). It has been a
private observatory for the past ten years
and used on occasion by the university of NSW, the staff
of Sydney Observatory and members
of the Sutherland Astronomical Society.
We are now open to the general public
and catering for school groups, organized tours and
any member of the general public who wishes to attend.
The observatory is situated 15 minutes
drive to the west of Mudgee in a location of extremely
dark skies away from the town lights and the
lights of Ulan mines. Here the night skies can be viewed as
they were meant to be viewed.
A visit to Mudgee Observatory can be both entertaining and
educational for people of all ages.
The theatre and flat screen planetarium runs several features
on the night sky and the Sun as well
as many programs on space missions. A good variety of
telescopes and binoculars are available
for our visitors to use as well as conducted tours of
the night sky. We also run daytime sessions
for viewing the Sun and bookings are essential for both
night and day sessions.
The observatory shop sells coffee, cold
drinks and confectionary as well as books on
astronomy and several other items.
Four telescope domes on Observatory Avenue. Below camera is
another, a roll-off-roof design.
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