Milky Way Hangout

Gaze into the Milky Way – see countless stars nestled in the hazy band of our home galaxy. We explain the view, using a telescope to see detail. Bring your own warm blanket or sleeping bag. We cannot supply warm gear until further notice.

PLUS Option

The Milky Way Overview PLUS sky show price includes a food and beverage option served under the stars. A table is placed next to your reclined chair. Service includes a glass of premium red or white wine, or hot chocolate, or beer, and a variety of quality cheeses, seasonal fresh and dried fruits, nuts and crackers.

$59.00 - $94.00

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The Milky Way Hangout PLUS sky show includes a food and beverage option served under the stars.

$59.00

We use an audio system in the sky show.  You will need bring your 3.5mm (round) earphones - or you can purchase some here with your booking if you don't have any.

$5.00
$6.00

As part of our compliance with COVID-19 requirements we need to collect the personal details of all people attending a sky show, not just the person making the booking.  If you could enter the required information now, that would be appreciated.

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Description

The band of the Milky Way is a lost view for many people across the world due to light pollution, haze, vegetation and built-up environments.

However at this sky show, you can soak up the view of thousands of stars, swaddled in the hazy band above.

When possible, fine examples of Australian Aboriginal interpretations of the night sky are included along with some classical western mythology. This sky show proceeds in clear conditions when the Moon is absent from the sky or at the most, a thin crescent.

While comfortably reclined on a camping lounge, your sky guide will explain the view overhead – but remember to BYO warm blanket – we cannot supply this type of warm gear until further notice. You will gain perspective about our place in the majestic Milky Way Galaxy. This is a great way to become acquainted with our night sky – nature’s most beautiful, sparkling canvas. Your naked eyes will devour the galaxy. Your senses will be immersed deep in space.

During your virtual galactic cruise, we will supply you with powerful binoculars so that you can properly explore the magnificent celestial objects. We’ll highlight visible planets, star clusters and famous constellations.

There’s no better way to be introduced to our galaxy! No astronomy knowledge is required to attend this event.

Remember to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. We lockdown and darken our site at least 15 minutes before the start time.

PLUS Option

The Milky Way Overview PLUS sky show price includes a food and beverage option served under the stars. A table is placed next to your reclined chair. Service includes a glass of premium red or white wine, or hot chocolate, or beer, and a variety of quality cheeses, seasonal fresh and dried fruits, nuts and crackers. Consider the PLUS option to be similar to a cheese plate after dinner. Be sure to advise any special dietary needs, for example, if you prefer to avoid blue or goat’s cheese.

Bar service under the stars is available to all guests. Purchase drinks at the venue, including wine, cider, beer, soft drink, bottled water, hot chocolate. Guests must be aged 18 years or older to purchase  alcoholic beverages.

Please see our FAQ page for further information about our venue and events.

Additional information

Stay safe and warm during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social distancing rules must be followed. Our sky dome can accommodate generous spaces between individuals and groups, beyond social distancing requirements.

However, no warm gear will be issued by Outback Astronomy until further notice.

You must dress appropriately in cold months. Think about how it would feel if you were sitting in the snow. Now, imagine how to dress warmly so that you do not shiver. Your attire should include six or more layers, including thermals. Your hosts will be dressed in six to seven layers on a cold wintry night, and you should be too. In addition you will need a blanket, beanie, gloves and scarf.

Very Young Children

This sky show is not suitable for children aged 0 to 5 years as they are too young to appreciate an astronomy experience. However, very young children in attendance must be paid for. We are unable to offer discounted pricing for this event. We may schedule discounted sky shows during school holidays and after the COVID-19 pandemic threats pass.

Very young children are not issued with sensitive or heavy instruments (including audio units or binoculars). If they are unable to understand or follow directions, a pre-requisite for this activity, it is unlikely they will be able to use a telescope. Decisions will be made at the discretion of Outback Astronomy staff. Parents and guardians are invited to contact us for further information or advice prior to purchasing tickets.