Outback Astronomy - The Experience

SPECTACULAR SKY ENCOUNTER

Be enchanted and amazed by the clarity of the outback sky at night.

Enjoy a panoramic sky view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Hosted on clear dark nights under the vast outback sky, at Broken Hill, NSW.

Your sky guide will explain the sky view.

There is no light pollution and no cities around for hundreds of kilometres.

No prior astronomy knowledge required.

PANDEMIC CHANGES

Please read carefully.

Follow any directions issued by Outback Astronomy staff to optimise safety and enjoyment of your stargazing experience.

All guests aged 16 years and over at our venue must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Plan ahead.

Upon arrival, all guests must:

  • SCAN the Service NSW QR code
  • SHOW evidence of full vaccination or exemption
  • WEAR a mask

At the venue:

STAY away from others – maintain 2 square metres per person
SANITISE your hands – prior to handling equipment, after going to the bathrooms at the sky dome
READ all your booking confirmation email – information is supplied for your convenience

IMPORTANT
Failure to provide vaccination evidence means no entry, no refund. We will contact the police for any guest who refuses to leave.

HANG OUT WITH THE STARS® or MILKY WAY HANGOUT …

Such a quandary. These most popular sky shows are hosted on dark, clear evenings and both involve telescope, binocular and naked eye viewing.

The Milky Way Hangout is hosted in the cool months and is all about the winter sky. Hang out with the Stars® is hosted in warmer months when the brightest stars in the galaxy are overhead.

Scroll through our calendar of events to find a sky show and a date that suits you.

OTHER SERVICES & EVENTS

We host The Sky Tonight in between dark skies so expect the Moon to be part of your entertainment. Get to know your Moon as well as stars, planets and space missions.

A commercial kitchen and bar is conveniently located next to our star gazing site. We schedule dinners and barbecues before sky shows, eg Dinner by Dusk and Sunset Sizzle. Enjoy food and beverages under the stars. Book delightful treats from our range of offerings.

Please do not bring your own foods or beverages to our licensed venue as we manage an outdoors environment where conditions are unpredictable. We have created service under the stars that suits our venue and these conditions.

LISTEN AND ENJOY

At your sky show you will use a personal audio unit to hear live commentary by your knowledgeable sky guide.

Please bring your own ear phones (eg standard 3.5mm connector as used in mp3 players or tablets). If you don’t have any you can purchase from us when you make your booking.

Advance bookings and payments are essential.