Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

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

131st 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.

Visit our Camera Obscura – open from 1pm Tuesday – Saturday. An amazing and beautiful experience.

Mention our Special “Camera Obscura Offer” * at our 3rd Rock Cafe throughout November  to 30th Nov 2017  and you can receive  1 extra Coffee/Tea/Milo for every Coffee/Tea /Choc/Milo,  to have whilst sitting in the Camera Obscura or outside in the beautifully peaceful grounds of the Observatory. 

(* Offer only applies to Coffee, Tea, Choc, Milo)

11th November – 23rd December

Tuesday – Saturday

DAY TOURS – No booking required Cost $10 Adult, $8 Concession, $5 Students, $25 Family.

1.30pm – 2.30pm

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Optional 3D Movie

2.30pm Capturing the Cosmos

4.30pm Bigger than Big

EVENING TOUR and VIEWING AT THE TELESCOPE – Booking required 0429 199 312 Cost $20 Adult, $15 Concession, $10 Student, $50 Family.

7.45pm – 9.45pm

Follow links for more information

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What’s on at the Observatory

 

Fauna and Firmament Tours

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The Ballarat Observatory and Golden Nugget Discovery Tours have come together to give you an unforgettable bush and night time experience.

More information here

Group bookings for other times call on 0429 199 312.

 Sunday , Monday and Wednesday the Observatory is closed unless there is a pre – arranged booking or special event is on.

For help in planning your visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Join BAS and become a Member. Benefits include 20% Discount in our Science Shop and for all events, and 10% discount in the 3rd Rock Cafe – great value!

 

The Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum is delighted to have been awarded the 2017 Greg Binns Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage.

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

Donations

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 Gift Voucher  Available for the
   Science Shop,
   3D Tours,
  Viewing.

 

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