Siding Spring Observatory Open Day

Exhibition and Shows

3 Oct 2020

For one day of the year, Siding Spring Observatory opens its telescopes to the public. It’s your chance to take a closer look at the operations of Australia’s largest optical telescope site.

Tour the telescopes with ANU staff! Hear talks by world famous astronomers! Watch 3D films in the Exploratory Centre and see science displays in the AAT main floor! Enjoy activities for the whole family including local market stalls, solar viewing and much , much more! Eat at the Dome Café or grab a sausage on the way round. No booking required – just come on up!


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family International Kiosk Public Toilet Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

3 Oct 2020

Annual Event


Siding Spring Observatory

Timor Road, Coonabarabran, 2357

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Camp Wambelong, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/DPIE

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Signs at Pincham carpark, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Robert Cleary/DPIE

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Balor Hut campground

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