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Outback Astronomy

18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 427 055 225
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Wonders of the night time sky

Cocooned in sleeping bags on a lazy boy chair, with a cup of hot chocolate and a pair of binoculars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen D
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Adelaide, Australia
Amazing Experience

What a great in a sleeping bag on a lounge with a hot chocolate in hand learning about the Milky Way

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas T
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Hang out with the stars while in Broken Hill. Enjoy a personalised night sky show from the comfort of a reclined chair under the vast Outback sky. You'll be enchanted and amazed by this star-gazing experience. Designed for the novice, our Sky Shows introduce you to famous stars and constellations, nebulae and other objects during a virtual cruise across the Milky Way. You'll experience naked eye and binocular-assisted viewing of the night sky with narration by a knowledgeable guide! We also offer telescope viewing in selected shows. We are outdoors under a lovely clear dark sky - there is no light pollution! While we ask that you rug up like your going to the snow, we also supply blankets and zero degree Celsius sleeping bags to slip into (boots and all) during cold months. Note that outback Australia can be sub-zero degrees from April to November! Very soon, we move to a new location with bathroom facilities and other permanent structures! Keep a watch on our website blog and our Facebook page.
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18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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+61 427 055 225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cocooned in sleeping bags on a lazy boy chair, with a cup of hot chocolate and a pair of binoculars we were set for natures night sky show. Linda was our passionate guide showing us the wonders of the night sky. We saw Mars, Jupiter,...More

Thank Kathleen D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great in a sleeping bag on a lounge with a hot chocolate in hand learning about the Milky Way

Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Saturday night session What a night Clear Sky's Great informative session So beautiful Take the time its great

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Living in Sydney we never get to see a decent view of the stars because of the abundance of light, so when we decided to head west for a holiday, stargazing was high on the wish list. When we saw an organised evening of astronomy...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Linda and Travis looked after us so well. Linda is able to explain astronomy and history if the stars and universe with amazing detail. Do youself and your family and friends a favour and book it to see them. This is something I plan to...More

Thank SharmaineCherie
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Spent the night at a work social function, enjoyed the setup and the star show wrapped up in sleeping bags with binoculars was a highlight, highly recommend attending this exciting venue.

Thank craig25burke
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We had a social club night there , what a great night our hosts had organized pre dinner drinks followed by a BBQ, then it was down to the viewing area into our sleeping bags and reclined to have a relaxing and very well presented...More

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

A very impressive set up. Wonderful to have a knowledgeable guide literally point out countless features of the cosmos. My primary aged kids found it a little tedious by the end, but understandable given astronomy is not typically a kid’s thing. Very professional outfit with...More

Thank Luke K
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful night. The information that they give to you is just a right mix of science and easy, every day star gazing. We have 2 teenagers (one interested in science and the other can take it or leave it) and they both...More

Thank CDMisson
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

First date. Blown away (by the date! and Outback Astronomy). A really exceptional night. Travis picked us up from town and drove us out. Bottle of wine and an enormous cheese platter waiting for us. And it only got better from there. The experience is...More

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MartyBal
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Response from Linda N | Property representative |
Hi there Adults are $45 per person and your children in the 6-12 years category are $25 each and other people in the 13-17 years range are $35 each. We have this information in our FAQs on our website and planning to... More
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