| Mudgee Observatory is located just outside the small
town of Mudgee in country New South Wales, Australia.
(149 deg E, 32 deg S).
The observatories and buildings were all constructed by
John who has over 45 years of astronomy experience.
The facilities have been used on occasion by the
University of NSW, the staff of Sydney Observatory and
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
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
confectionery as well as books on astronomy and other
24 November 2006
17 July 2016