warm camp fire while stargazing

Prepare to stargaze

It won’t be too long before visitors to Broken Hill can enjoy stargazing at the Outback Astronomy sky dome once more. While we wait for the official green light from the NSW Government, take note of a few changes: Sleeping bags or blankets will not be supplied by us until further notice. You must bring…

Sky Dome Cafe Curry

SDC’s Second Coming

The Sky Dome Café (SDC) at Outback Astronomy, reopens for limited trade, this Friday and Saturday! During March our walk-in trade was limited due to social distancing restrictions and subsequent directive banning cafe dine-in service. After rethinking, we’re back to a focused trade in a small range of fast foods and a small selection of…

Sky Dome Cafe Kitchen

Sky Dome Cafe Opens

Outback Astronomy will open during the day from Saturday, 21 March 2020. Two activities will be added to our program: Café operations – Sky Dome Cafe Solar viewing The café will open with limited offerings while we establish our processes. On sale: coffee, tea, cookies and other snacks, and a number of lunch menu options suited…

Flat Mat Gazing

Introducing…. Flat Mat Gazing

We’ve created a new sky show for children and parents to enjoy together. We’re trialling it during January, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights 21st, 22nd and 23rd and again on 28th, 29th and 30th – subject to weather. Plus we’ve built in an incentive for Broken Hill residents to reward you for your past support. The new 30…

Sky Dome Lighting

Sunset Sizzle event introduced

Sunsets are set to sizzle at our stargazing site when a new dining experience is introduced in Broken Hill. Get set for dining outdoors, next to our stargazing site. Sunset Sizzle events are now ready to book online at www.outbackastronomy.com.au. Be among the first to book Sunset Sizzle, scheduled on Friday nights and some public holidays from October…

Sky Dome

Taking Shape

There is so much joy right now at Outback Astronomy. The stargazing site at 18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, NSW, is being transformed. Outback Astronomy developed a “sky dome” one and a half years ago – a flat area for gazing up. The “dome” was a bit of a misnomer since this gazing dome was…

Milky Way Galaxy

Time to image the sky

Recent warm and calm weather brings out the astro-imager in many stargazers. It’s a great way to experience the outback night sky and take home memories of your stay. Also, you may discover it is a new hobby that provides life-long enjoyment that you can take with you on all your travels. These ones are…

Stargaze like an ancient these holidays

Ever wondered what the ancient folks saw in the sky? Speculate no further! These holidays Outback Astronomy highlights the iconic star patterns not just seen by Homo sapiens thousands of years ago, but invented by them. The Broken Hill sky is dark and you will see the winged horse (and his foal), the swan in flight, the porpoise head…