Siding Spring Observatory

  • Siding-Spring-Observatory

Place Category: Central West and Inland, Central and Outback

  • Siding Spring Observatory

    Visit Siding Spring Observatory, where some of the world’s major telescopes and Australia’s largest optical telescopes are located next to the picturesque Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, N.S.W.

    Located in the Warrumbungle Mountains in the central west region of New South Wales, Siding Spring Observatory is Australia’s premier facility for optical and infra-red astronomy. Siding Spring Observatory has several telescopes on the site including the 2.3m Advanced Technology Telescope, the world famous 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope, 2m Faulkes Telescope, the 1.24m UK Schmidt Telescope, two Boller & Chivens Cassegrains 1m and 0.6m along with the 0.5m Automatic Patrol Telescope and 0.6m Uppsala Schmidt Telescope.

    The Siding Spring Exploratory houses a small exhibition on Astronomy. There is also a coffee shop and a gift shop, and you can visit the Viewing Gallery of the Anglo-Australian telescope – Australia’s largest optical telescope.

    We are located 20 minutes from Coonabarabran on the National Park Road, New South Wales.

    If you would like more information please visit our website (see link above).

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

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