Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, NSW, is Australia's premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory.

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Information for Visitors

Find out when to come, how to get here and what to see at Siding Spring Observatory. Please check our Facebook for upto date closures.

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Dark Sky Park

What is a Dark Sky Park? Find out what it means to have a Dark Sky Park and why they are so important.

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Activities

Book a tour for your school group, coach tour or private group for a closer look around Siding Spring Observatory. Learn something new or just relax with a coffee.

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Fire Danger Ratings at SSO

Please note: During times of Severe, Extreme and Catastrophic Fire Danger weather events, the observatory will be closed to visitors. For updates, please visit our Facebook page. If in doubt, please contact us

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