Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

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

130th Year

“Discover the Amazing Universe.”

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.

 Things to do and Places to Stay before or after your visit or 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  Opening  hours are stated below, and the Observatory will be open to late with a booking for 

3D Movies, tours and viewing. 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.

Jupiter is now an evening object.

Check each days opening times, as they vary.

Observatory and Cafe open from 1.00pm.

Cafe closes at 6pm unless a booking is made.

The Red Planet Mars, as well as Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky.

5.30pm: Tour of the Observatory which is 130 years old this year and then 3D movies,bookings essential.

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) from 6.00pm.

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $10 Students < 18, $50 Family 2A &2S, $55 2A & 3+S.  is by Cash or Direct Deposit on your Mobile, NO Eftpos.

Observatory,  3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 1. 00pm

Cafe closes at 6pm unless a booking is made.

The Red Planet Mars, as well as Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky.

5.30pm: Tour of the Observatory which is 130 years old this year and then 3D movies,bookings essential.

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) 6.00pm.

 

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $10 Students < 18, $50 Family 2A &2S, $55 2A & 3+S.  is by Cash or Direct Deposit on your Mobile, NO Eftpos.

Observatory,  3rd Rock Cafe and Science shop open from 1.00pm

Cafe closes at 6pm unless a booking is made.

The Red Planet Mars, as well as Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky.

5.30pm: Tour of the Observatory 130 years old this year and then 3D movies,bookings essential.

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting) 6.00pm.

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $10 Students < 18, $50 Family 2A &2S, $55 2A & 3+S.  is by Cash or Direct Deposit on your Mobile, NO Eftpos.

The Red Planet Mars, as well as Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky.

5.30pm: Tour of the Observatory 130 years old this year and then 3D movies,bookings essential.

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 6.oopm.

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $10 Students < 18, $50 Family 2A &2S, $55 2A & 3+S.  is by Cash or Direct Deposit on your Mobile, NO Eftpos.

The Red Planet Mars, as well as Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky.

5.30pm: Tour of the Observatory 130 years old this year and then 3D movies,bookings essential.

Viewing at the telescopes (weather permitting)  begins from 6.oopm.

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Conc, $10 Students < 18, $50 Family 2A &2S, $55 2A & 3+S.  is by Cash or Direct Deposit on your Mobile, NO Eftpos.

 

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

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Diary of Astronomical Phenomena

Sunrise and Sunset Times Ballarat

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