Gain Stargazing Insights with Donna the Astronomer…an Outback Legend
With current technology, you could hurtle through space to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri, in a mere 162,671 years.
Or, you can spend an evening on a guided tour to the Centaurus Constellation, where Alpha lives, from the comfort of the Milroy Observatory, Coonabarabran. At the observatory, you’ll be in the safe celestial hands of two-time comet discoverer Donna the Astronomer, a university qualified stargazer with insights into the cosmos that few in the outback possess.
In fact, Donna is the only astronomer featured in RM Williams 20 Great Outback Australians. If that’s not enough, she has is a PhD candidate in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Yep, chances are, Donna can answer any starry-eyed question you can dream up.
But go on… dream big and try to stump her.
Donna the Astronomer’s Unrivalled Qualifications & Experience
Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the King’s Birthday Honours List
PhD candidate in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Other Degree in Science & Computing
Discovered two comets (One wasn’t enough!)
Over 30 years in the field
Taught many students
National co-ordinator for Astronomers without Borders
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What our visitors say…
Donna was super knowledgeable, we were lucky to arrive on Green comet night. Super set up and Donna sent through some pictures via email after the evening
April 16, 2023
Very interesting and informative host - Brad was an excellent source of information and the only disappointment was the full moon which provided a very bright night sky! Looked great but not for stargazing!!
April 10, 2023
Starry eyed fun for all ages ? - A fun and informative night. Thank you Donna, Kyle and Gary for sharing your passion with us. We can’t wait to return when the big telescope is up and running.... read more
March 31, 2023