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.

Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open 10.ooam, closes at 7.00pm unless a booking for the evening, viewing or 3rd Rock Cafe.

Daytime 10.00am – 7.00pm Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope

Evening Theme: Pluto -The History and the Latest Updates

Launch of Celestial Kaleidoscope and Display for the International Year of Light

6:15 Lecture – Q&A, Presentation about Pluto, Current events

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

Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open 10.ooam, closes at 7.00pm unless a booking for the evening, viewing or 3rd Rock Cafe.

Daytime 10.00am – 7.00pm Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope

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

Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open 10.ooam, closes at 7.00pm unless a booking for the evening, viewing or 3rd Rock Cafe.

Daytime 10.00am – 7.00pm Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope

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

Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open 10.00am, closes at 8.00pm unless a booking for the evening, viewing or 3rd Rock Cafe.

Daytime 10.00am -  8.00pm Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope

6.15  viewing at the telescopes, bookings essential.

Observatory and 3rd Rock Cafe open 10.ooam, closes at 7.00pm unless a booking for the evening, viewing or 3rd Rock Cafe.

Daytime 12 Noon – 8.00pm Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope

6.15pm Viewing at the telescopes bookings essential

12 noon – 5.00pm Observatory and 3Rd Rock Cafe open and

Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope


 

The Third Rock Cafe is open Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 7.00pm. Saturday 12 noon – 7pm and at on Sunday for special events -bookings for main meals 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 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

*  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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