SSO Exploratory display

Day Tours at Siding Spring Observatory

In 1974 The Anglo-Australian Telescope was opened by HRH Prince Charles as Australia’s National Astronomical Facility. From first light to this day, the largest optical telescope in Australia has been a world-leading facility discovering exoplanets, supernovae and galaxies. In this 90 minutes walking tour of Australia’s largest optical telescope, your guide will share the history of this site and share some of the mysteries of our universe it has helped unlock.

INCLUSIONS: Walking tour led by working astronomers, technicians and engineers Behind the scenes entry into the Anglo-Australian Telescope History and overview of Siding Spring Mountain

  • 10:30am – 12.00pm - Thursday
  • 2:00 pm – 3.30pm - Saturday / Public holidays
  • *Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day ** Groups on request

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