• LOCATION 29 | Virtual Solar System Drive: From Narrabri to Siding Spring with Fred Watson

    Telescope road

    Keep following the road as it curves.

    As we head out of the centre of Coonabarabran and along Timor Road towards the Warrumbungle National Park, you'll see why Coonabarbaran calls itself the Astronomy Capital of Australia.

    There are telescopes everywhere....we count 33.

    How many can you find?

    The first one is coming up just around this corner at the Sky Watch Observatory. There are two public observatories in Coonabarabran that are open for night sky tours. Milroy Observatory and the Warrumbungle Observatory can be booked online, and they will guide you through the constellations.

    Siding Spring Observatory itself is not open for stargazing at night. That is reserved for professional astronomers who pay thousands of dollars each night to research the universe.

    You can only visit during the day, but there is still lots to see.

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Virtual Solar System Drive: From Narrabri to Siding Spring with Fred Watson