Scoping out Siding Spring Observatory

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This 90-minute walking tour explores the best of Siding Spring Observatory with a visit inside the Anglo-Australian Telescope Visitors’ Gallery and a guided walk around the telescopes dotted along the ridge top of Mount Woorut. Your tour may include stops at the:

i-Telescope – an array of optical telescopes with access for all
LCOGT – one of a global telescope network for schools
UK Schmidt – leading the way with optical technologies.
SkyMapper – mapping the entire content of the night sky each week.

Weather permitting we’ll climb the stairs of the UK Schmidt Telescope to the catwalk. Circling the telescope dome, you’ll have views to the north and east of Siding Spring Observatory.

Come and gather a deeper understanding of the explorations of our night sky, learn where the future for Australian astronomy lies and leave with an impressive view of the Warrumbungle Mountains etched in your mind.

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Starts: Coonabarabran, Australia
Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours



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This 90-minute walking tour explores the best of Siding Spring Observatory with a visit inside the Anglo-Australian Telescope Visitors’ Gallery and a guided walk around the telescopes dotted along the ridge top of Mount Woorut. Your tour may include stops at the:

i-Telescope – an array of optical telescopes with access for all
LCOGT – one of a global telescope network for schools
UK Schmidt – leading the way with optical technologies.
SkyMapper – mapping the entire content of the night sky each week.

Weather permitting we’ll climb the stairs of the UK Schmidt Telescope to the catwalk. Circling the telescope dome, you’ll have views to the north and east of Siding Spring Observatory.

Come and gather a deeper understanding of the explorations of our night sky, learn where the future for Australian astronomy lies and leave with an impressive view of the Warrumbungle Mountains etched in your mind.

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Stop At: Siding Spring Observatory, Observatory Road, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357 Australia

This covid-safe 90-minute outdoor-only walking tour explores the best of Siding Spring Observatory. Your tour may include a visit to the

The Anglo-Australian Telescope – Australia’s largest optical telescope.
i-Telescope – an array of optical telescopes with access for all
LCOGT – one of a global telescope network for schools
UK Schmidt – leading the way with optical technologies.

Weather permitting we’ll climb the stairs of the UK Schmidt Telescope to the catwalk. Circling the telescope dome, you’ll have views to the north and east of Siding Spring Observatory.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



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