Heritage Weekend 2020


Generally during Heritage Week we extend our Heritage event to include all the Saturdays in May and open the Baker telescope up for viewing, just in case one Saturday might be too cloudy.

We can’t provide on site tours and viewing at the telescope this Heritage Weekend but instead we have a Virtual Tour online.

We hope you can visit the Observatory when it reopens from 9th June.

Ballarat Observatory is inviting you register for a Zoom Online Lecture (Limit 100)

Ballarat Observatory History 1886 – 2020 with Judith Bailey, Observatory Manager

When: May 30, 2020 02:00 pm AEST

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All participants receive a Discount Voucher of 20% for your next visit to the Observatory  including our Science shop.


Live Short Video of a Tour of the Observatory with Ted Doyle  1.37 minutes Live from 12:00am Saturday 30th May Р11.30pm Sunday 31st May










First Heritage Weekend held in 2014