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

Nights at The Observatory cost $20 per adult, with $10 for children  over 5 (children under 5 are free). All money raised goes towards the maintenance and preservation of the Observatory.

Please note, the weather policy has now changed. Sessions are only cancelled if conditions are dangerous.

If the fire danger forecast is severe or above, or a Total Fire Ban is declared, the sessions will be cancelled and you will be able to rebook for a later date. If you have any further questions, drop us a line.

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