Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

3D Movies, Star Parties, Lectures, Night Sky Viewing and much more..

Visit Ballarat and come to Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum and Learn about the Cosmos with our 3D Astrotour theatre, view planets & stars with our modern & historical telescopes.

For Things to do while in Ballarat  after your visit to the Observatory ask our Demonstrators for a copy of the Visitors Guide to Ballarat.

Gift Vouchers are available from our Science shop.

A visit for viewing, or a voucher for our Science  shop would make an excellent gift for that special person.

Bookings essential for all times and events on 03 5332 7526 or after hours on 0429 199 312.

NB

Summer opening hours are from 12pm unless otherwise stated see days below, and will be open to late with a booking for viewing.

3D Movies from 9.00pm, viewing from 9.30pm from 5th January to January 31st 2016. Viewing can end up to 11.30pm. Bookings essential for viewing.

The 2016 Calendars  make excellent gifts for that special person, lots of information and beautiful photography.

Note: It would be appreciated if you could book by 3.00pm on the day of your visit.

 

Observatory, 3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 12.00pm.

1.00pm Radio Sky: lecture about the radio sky, listen to the sun

with the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope.

2.30pm: 3DMovie: Telescope.

9.00pm: 3D movies/ tour

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 9.30pm,

bookings essential.

 

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $8 Students < 18, $45 Family 2A &2S, $50 2A & 3+S.

Observatory,  3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 12.00pm

1.00pm Radio Sky: lecture about the radio sky, listen to the sun

with the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope.

2.30pm: 3DMovie: Telescope.

9.00pm: 3D movies/ tour

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 9.30pm, bookings essential.

 

 

Observatory,  3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 12.00pm.

1.00pm Radio Sky: lecture about the radio sky, listen to the sun

with the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope.

2.30pm: 3DMovie: Telescope.

9.oopm: 3D movies/ tour

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 9.30pm, bookings essential.

Observatory,  3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 12.00pm.

1.00pm Radio Sky: lecture about the radio sky, listen to the sun

with the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope.

2.30pm: 3DMovie: Telescope.

9.oopm: 3D movies/ tour

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 9.30pm, bookings essential.

 

Observatory, 3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 12.00pm.

1.00pm Radio Sky: lecture about the radio sky, listen to the sun

with the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope.

2.30pm: 3DMovie: Telescope.

9.oopm: 3D movies/ tour

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 9.30pm, bookings essential.

 

The Third Rock Cafe is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12.00pm unless otherwise stated above, check days -bookings for main meals essential.
Book on 03 5332 7526 between the above hours or on  0429 199 312 outside these hours.
Bookings essential  – for Menu click here.

Our Science Shop  is open the same hours as above.

Sun – Mon the Observatory is closed unless there is a pre – arranged booking

or special event on.

For help in planning your visit, refer to the Diary of Phenomena below and the Frequently Asked Questions.

To Subscribe to our Events listing click here to download the iCal Calendar onto your iPhone, iPad or Computer

What’s on at the Observatory

 

For Information about Current & Future Projects and to make a Donation, click this link

Donations

NEWS
World Record Stargazing for
Multi sites now held by Australia!
We did it! Ballarat Observatory  is one of the sites that together  hold the title for the  Most People Stargazing across Multiple Sites in Australia – 7,960 people across 37 sites.  Smashing the old record of 3,006 across 33 sites.

*  New Horizons reveals Pluto

* Congratulations to Saeed Salimpour on being shortlisted for the David Malin Awards Category – Theme Southern Cross

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Diary of Astronomical Phenomena

Sunrise and Sunset Times Ballarat

How good is your backyard sky? Find out here- Light Pollution-What is It?

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