Learn about the Cosmos with our 3D Astrotour theatre, view planets & stars with our modern & historical telescopes.
During the school term, the Observatory is open every Friday and Saturday
from 6.00pm, and bookings are preferred.
For school groups, community groups, and general public, bookings are required for any other times.
Coming soon….. a new 3D Movie TELESCOPE. This movie will put you in the front seat and take you on a tour of some of the best telescopes on the Earth and the research that is being undertaken. More information and times soon.
Here in Ballarat we have one of the best educators in Astronomy in Australia, our Science Officer, Saeed Salimpour. Saeed is currently studying for his Masters in Astrophysics. His attention to detail, vast knowledge and love of the subject, will inspire students and teachers to look beyond our horizon to the vast universe.
Our dedicated team of Demonstrators includes amateur astronomers willing to share their knowledge and love of the night sky, to bring to you the wonder and beauty of the Universe, you may meet Ted, Sravan, Darren, Barry, Judith, Aaron, Doug………..depending on who is rostered for the night.
To book a visit, contact our Science Officer, on 61 3 5332 7526
The Third Rock Cafe is open from 6pm – 9pm Fri – Sat
Reservations can be taken for any night .
Our Science Shop is open Fri- Sat, 6 – 10pm and on booked days/nights.
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.
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What’s on at the Observatory
Diary of Astronomical Phenomena
How good is your backyard sky? Find out here- Light Pollution-What is It?