Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

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

 Visit Ballarat and come to Ballarat Municipal Observatory Musuem 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.

Saturn is very close to Earth now and is a beautiful object  in the telescopes.

Bookings essential for all times and events on 0429 199 312.

Check out:

Looking Far, Looking Back… Revealing the Cosmos by Saeed Salimpour Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum – George Hotel Laneway off Lydiard St Nth until 2nd August. READ MORE

 

Evening Theme: Pluto -The History and the Latest Updates

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Movie Session: Bigger than Big and Telescope

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Q&A, Presentation about Pluto, Current events

6:45pm  (onwards) – Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) OR Tour of the observatory if cloudy

Evening Theme: International Year of Light

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Movie Session: Bigger than Big and Telescope

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Q&A, Presentation about Light, Current events

6:45pm  (onwards) – Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) OR Tour of the observatory if cloudy

Theme: Galaxies and the Universe

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Movie Session: Bigger than Big and Spinning in Space

6:30pm – 6:45pm – Q&A, Current Events

6:45 (onwards) – Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) OR Tour of the observatory if cloudy

Viewing from 5.30pm, bookings essential.
Viewing from 5.30pm, bookings essential.

 

The Third Rock Cafe is open Tuesday – Saturday 4-7pm bookings essential
(03 5332 7526 between 4 and 7pm Tuesday – Saturday or  0429 199 312 outside these hours.)
Bookings essential  – for Menu click here.

Our Science Shop  is open Tuesday – Saturday  4-7pm  and  later on Fri- Sat if viewing is still in process.

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

 

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

Donations

NEWS

*  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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