Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

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

133rd Year

“Discover the Amazing Universe.”

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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.

 BOOK HERE for a Best Nights for Viewing 2019 special discount for these nights for bookings made online.  Night goes ahead even if cloudy and a rain check can be given for the next Best Night.

Open from 2-6pm Tuesday Thursday Saturday.

Bookings essential for all evening programs for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 6pm on 0429 199 312

Bookings taken for groups any time.

What’s on at the Observatory

To Subscribe to our Events listing click here to download the iCal Calendar onto your iPhone, iPad or Computer

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!

 

Volunteer Positions  

The Observatory will be expanding the opening hours over weeks of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) later in 2019.

To that end, an invitation is extended to Community Members who would like to help to make the above successful.

Contact  Judith on 0429 199 312 or Contact us

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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  Gift vouchers are now available Online

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Diary of Astronomical Phenomena

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