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.
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
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.
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For Information about Current & Future Projects and to make a Donation, click this link
* Congratulations to Saeed Salimpour on being shortlisted for the David Malin Awards Category – Theme Southern Cross
Diary of Astronomical Phenomena
How good is your backyard sky? Find out here- Light Pollution-What is It?
What’s on at the Observatory
- Hello! Pluto on June 30, 2015 3:00 pm
- Guinness Book of World Records Stargazing on August 21, 2015 7:00 pm
- Festival of Slow Music – Space is the Place on August 22, 2015
- Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Celestial Kaleidoscope on August 22, 2015 2:00 pm
- Revealing the Cosmos – August 2015 on August 27, 2015 6:15 pm
- Introduction to Astronomy Course – September 2015 on September 5, 2015 5:00 pm
- School Holidays 20th Sept – 1st Oct on September 20, 2015 4:00 pm
- Starry Spring Nights 2015 on October 24, 2015 6:00 pm
- LEONIDS on November 18, 2015 6:00 pm
- Starry Summer Night – The Sci-Fi Event on January 30, 2016 6:00 pm