Are you visiting the Warrumbungles, NSW? 

Come Stargazing live with our entertaining night sky guide – Donna the Astronomer at the Milroy Observatory located in Coonabarabran and let her take you on a journey and introduce you to the Stars!

Looking for a tour during daylight?

Magnificent in stature the AAT is Australia’s largest telescope located at Siding Springs in the Warrumbungles NSW.

Hop into Siding Spring Observatory for a visit with a wide range of tours available. 

  • star rating  Donna is wonderful. We will return. One tip: go when there is no moon – we were there when there was about 1/4 of a moon, and we thought that… read more

    NeilInOz51
    May 25, 2021

    star rating  Donna is Fantastic.
    Passion, Passsion & Passionwith a good deal of knowledge thrown it.
    The cloud cover kept coming and going, however, Donna kept us entertained and informed whilst… read more

    avatar thumb Brandt C
    November 24, 2021

    star rating  Donna is an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide. Donna can teach you everything you need to know about research in astronomy, the Milroy and the Siding Springs observatories. A delightful person who… read more

    avatar thumb Jane R
    November 8, 2021
  • star rating  We had a perfect night for viewing the sky. Donna knows everything about stars and all matters related.
    Looking through the telescopes with the help of her two competent and… read more

    JulieEHare
    April 14, 2021

    star rating  Donna is a larger than life character with a passion for astronomy. She made the session fun and interesting as well as educational – for all ages.

    peggycM3429ZY
    April 12, 2021

    star rating  Donna was absolutely wonderful. Our tour started with a very overcast sky, which ended with us not being able to use the telescopes. We were all offered a refund, given… read more

    143kerryn
    May 15, 2021

About Donna Burton

Donna the Astronomer is the first Australian women to discover 2 comets –  C/2006 R1 Siding Spring and C/2007 Q3 Siding Spring.

She is passionate and committed to popularising astronomy, especially among country kids, and is always happy to share her love of the sky which has become an enduring passion and her life’s work.

What are Dark Sky Parks?​

Dark Sky Parks are publicly or privately-owned spaces that have exceptional starry nights and a nocturnal environment. Dark Sky Parks are specifically protected for their scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.

About Warrumbungles, New South Wales

Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is Australia’s only Dark Sky Park, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, amateur astronomy and camping under the starriest of skies. Find out more.