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Peter was a wealth of knowledge and clearly has a passion for this job! Found it very interesting... read more

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Magic experience! Peter Starr is a star!

We totally enjoyed our visit to Dubbo Observatory. Peter really does much better job than many big... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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17L Camp Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
+61 488 425 940
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Reviewed yesterday

Peter was a wealth of knowledge and clearly has a passion for this job! Found it very interesting and learning a little more about our galaxy!

Thank forgottenvalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit to Dubbo Observatory. Peter really does much better job than many big observatory’s, which we visited around the world. There is something very special about this one! Probably because the group is small and some people joined us later on,...More

Thank OlgaStephen
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Given I wasn't keen to go so glad I did. Seeing Mars, Saturn and the moon through the telescopes was amazing. A truly memorable experience.

Thank gabrielef527
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It was very educational. There were 5 telescopes plus the the massive in the dome. They change the direction of the telescopes to view different planets and stars. They even connect your DSLR to take a photo through their telescope

Thank rchc72
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Went few days back so its winter & really cold so make sure you are all rugged up. They have three sessions which need to be booked accordingly. Went with 5 yo he dosent know much but was really keen to know once they started...More

Thank Ritz D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Always a pleasure to see passionate people share their knowledge. There is ample to view from the 5 separate telescopes and of course the highlight is Big Bertha under her own dome.

Thank Fish_00
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Everything about this observatory makes it very easy to get an exception experience of the night sky. Only ten minutes out of Dubbo on good roads, or five minutes past the Western Plains Zoo. The sky is very dark here and even with the naked...More

1  Thank Eartag
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Well set-up observatory for tourists, with good factual infomation and great opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars and nebulae through a variety of telescopes. It was great to get photos on our camera through the big telescope. Friendly guide and even a good shop...More

Thank DianaG4286
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. I have an interest in astronomy where my wife does not yet we both got a lot out of this visit. The talk is interesting to all levels of star gazing knowledge and the view through the telescopes was fascinating. Dress...More

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Multiple telescopes are set up for viewing and we spent about an hour viewing at our own pace, in a group. The views are amazing. We got to see a lot more than what we would have at a city...More

1  Thank Bidorian
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6 June 2018|
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Response from Eartag | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on the children’s interest level. There is a lot of telescope time. The explanations are aimed at people who want to know about astronomy and at least our presentation was better with a bit of knowledge, at... More
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5 January 2018|
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Response from marg2810 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact Peter Starr via at tenby observatory page or visit NSW. Peter owns Dubbo Observatory and runs the tours. Great night and well worth a visit.
penny k
5 March 2017|
Response from dubboobservatory | Property representative |
Hi In March we have a show that starts at 8pm. This can vary depending if something is special in the sky on a particular night at a particular time. Time is confirmed on booking. Bookings are essential. Cost for Seniors... More