Australia’s Largest Telescope: An Audio Tour to Siding Spring Observatory

Coonabarabran Trip Overview

Explore Siding Spring Observatory at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.

• Traces the history of the observatory and peek inside Australia’s largest telescope while receiving personal insights from special guests
• Hear from producer Marnie Ogg, the Founder and CEO of the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, as she brings tourism, science and people together
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Additional Info

Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
Starts: Coonabarabran, Australia
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Explore Siding Spring Observatory at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.

• Traces the history of the observatory and peek inside Australia’s largest telescope while receiving personal insights from special guests
• Hear from producer Marnie Ogg, the Founder and CEO of the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, as she brings tourism, science and people together
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Siding Spring Observatory, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

The tour takes place at Siding Springs Observatory. You’ll walk around the observatory and learn about what goes on there.

Pass By: Siding Spring Exploratory & Visitor Centre, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour starts outside the visitor centre. You’ll be introduced to the tour, the observatory and to how VoiceMap works.

Pass By: Anglo-Australian Telescope, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour goes into the Anglo-Australian Telescope where you’ll learn about the telescrope.

Pass By: The Sun, Solar System Drive, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia

The tour ends at the virtual sun.



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