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  It was a cloudy night. Donna has a lot of interesting information. The telescope was a little hard to locate some stars but finally found the right ones.
    Saw a… read more

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    July 5, 2021

    star rating  Brennock and Brodie were absolutely brilliant.
    The sky was perfect.
    My son Connor was in his element with these guys.
    He loved it.
    If you are… read more

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    July 4, 2021

    star rating  Fantastic hands on experience – great for all knowledge levels. Awesome viewing of stars and planets with some really interesting facts. Kids and adults alike all en

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    July 12, 2021
  • star rating  We loved our night star gazing with our host Branioc. He was just oozing fun facts and interesting information that even kept our 6yr old interested! Would highly recommend the

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    September 23, 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

    star rating  entertaining and informative
    Highlight was seeing the rings of Saturn
    Shame about the big telescope being out of action due to mouse plague (now over) and would have liked… read more

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    July 1, 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.