SPECTACULAR SKY ENCOUNTER

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

Enjoy a panoramic sky view as you take a personalised virtual cruise through the Milky Way Galaxy. 

Our sky shows celebrate the views of the clear, vast outback sky in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. No cities around for hundreds of kilometres.

Amazing! One of the best things I've done in Broken Hill! Thanks for such a great experience.

Devna

(Sydney)

Fantastic stellar experience. Can’t thank you enough for the sparkling opportunity to take a snap shot view of our universe!

Caite

(Melbourne)

HANG OUT WITH THE STARS®

This is our most popular sky show. Telescope, binocular and naked eye viewing is involved.

Entertaining and suitable for the night sky novice.

Relax on reclined chairs. Outback Astronomy supplies all equipment and optical instruments.

Whether you are into space or not, you’ll enjoy the experience!

It’s an encounter of the fun kind.

Scroll through our sky show monthly calendar to find a sky show that suits your preferences. Hang Out With The Stars® is typically scheduled on the darkest nights.

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.

This is real, down-to-earth informational entertainment at its natural best!

Come along and hang out with the stars®!

Informative, interesting, beautiful! Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Rebecca

(Blue Mountains)

What a wonderful night.....feeling the vastness of our universe make for a memorable experience.

Justin

(Sydney)

WHAT TO WEAR

The night time temperature may drop to 0 degrees Celsius
from April to November in Broken Hill.

We host our shows outdoors under the brilliance of the vast outback skies. We suggest you dress appropriately for cold conditions to maximise your enjoyment of the sky shows.

In the cooler months, wear several layers of clothing including thermal underclothes if you have them. You can always peel off layers if you are warm. We recommend up to six layers in winter!

Some guests even like to bring their own blanket and pillow! You’ll be reclined on a comfortable camp lounge for much of your sky show.

If you are concerned about being in Broken Hill without sufficient warm clothing, that’s not a problem. We can loan you the use of gloves, beanies and scarves.

We suggest you wear:

Full length trousers and shirt – warm or thick fabrics

A combination of warm vest, jacket, wind jacket, overcoat

Scarf, beanie, gloves

Closed in shoes or boots with warm socks

CLOUDY WEATHER?

Broken Hill usually has clear, dry conditions. Sometimes, it’s just not like that!

Rather than try to guess what the weather is doing, we will text or ring you by 4pm (or 5pm during daylight savings) on the day of your sky show with the latest weather information.

If you are in Broken Hill for a few days we encourage you to book your sky show early in your visit to maximise flexibility around the weather. Sometimes it’s easier to reschedule your sky show if you are in the city for a few days so don’t feel locked into the date of your sky show.

In the event of quick-changing weather conditions on the night of your sky show, we assume the weather will be clear. We recommend you arrive at our site as normal while we wait a few moments for any annoying cloud to move on. We can exercise some flexibility with the start of our sky shows, however, please advise if you have appointments to be elsewhere in the evening so that we can respect your schedule.

Such a great experience. A wonderful tour of the sky and galaxies in all 4 dimensions...

Trish

(Sydney)

The whole setup....... under the stars, is like no other experience to add to an outback adventure. Highly recommend 🙂

Sarah

(Sydney)

LICENSED VENUE

Outback Astronomy is a licensed venue.  When you attend your sky show, you may elect to purchase drinks from a limited range of beverages. You can enjoy these during your sky show experience or afterwards as you gaze up and ponder the universe.  You must be 18 years or older to purchase alcoholic beverages in New South Wales.  Please do not bring your own drinks as we are a licenced venue.

Liquor Act 2007

It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.

SNACKS AND SUPPERS

When booking your sky show, you may opt to purchase a cheese platter. We shop for the platters on the morning of your sky show so you need to book ahead. 

Such a fantastic experience! I didn’t realise there was so much to see and learn about the night sky....

Caitlin

(Mildura)

LOCATION

Sky shows are held at 18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880.

This location is less than 10 minutes drive from the Post Office in Broken Hill's Argent Street.

The site is 5 kilometres from the edge of Broken Hill and has a lovely dark sky on moonless evenings.