A Night at the Observatory

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Public Nights at the Observatory

Are you looking for an astronomy fix, or perhaps a special present for someone astro-minded? Look no further!

We have designed our Night at the Observatory as an introduction to astronomy for members of the public who would like to see a working observatory. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will lead you through a tour of the telescopes and of the universe they observe.

Observatory nights include viewing through the telescopes if the cloud permits. However, this being Melbourne, viewing can not be guaranteed.


Adults $30

Children over 5 years old $15

Children under 5  free

All money raised goes towards the maintenance and preservation of the Observatory.

Cancellation Policy

If MBO cancels a session all ticket holders will be given the opportunity to rebook their tickets for a future session or obtain a full refund.

MBO will cancel a session for the following reason:

  • If the fire danger is rated Extreme or Catastrophic or a Total Fire Ban is declared
  • If forecast conditions are likely to make the session unsafe or unpleasant for conditions (for example if the observatory has no power)

Tickets cancelled by the ticket-holder more than 72 hours prior to the event will be fully refunded.

Tickets cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the event will be refunded minus a $5 charge.

If you have any further questions please email info@mbo.org.au

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