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-  Proprietor  -
John Vetter
* Amateur Astronomer with
 over 40 years experience.

-  Address  -
961 Old Grattai Road
Mudgee NSW 2850

-  Phone  -
(02) 6373 3431

-  Email  -

 

 

 

Website created 24 Nov 2006

Last update 14 Aug 2014

Hi, Welcome 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.


Telescope Domes at Mudgee Observatory
Four telescope domes on Observatory Avenue. Below camera is another, a roll-off-roof design.

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