Hi, Welcome to Mudgee Observatory

Mudgee Observatory is located just outside the town of Mudgee in country New South Wales, Australia. (149 deg E, 32 deg S).

The observatories and buildings were all constructed by John who has over 45 years of astronomy experience. The facilities are used on occasion by the members of the Sutherland Astronomical Society.
We are now open to the general public and catering for school groups, organized tours and any member of the general public who wishes to attend (May not be suitable for children under 6 years old). The observatory is situated 15 minutes drive to the west of Mudgee in a location of extremely dark skies away from the town lights and the lights of Ulan mines.

Here the night skies can be viewed as they were meant to be viewed. A visit to Mudgee Observatory can be both entertaining and educational.
The theatre and flat screen planetarium runs several features on the night sky and the Sun as well as many programs on space missions. A good variety of telescopes and binoculars are available for our visitors to use as well as conducted tours of the night sky.


Session Times vary with the season and will be advised when making a booking

 Comet McNaught    MO Domes    NGC 3372 Eta Carina Nebula

Website created:

24th November 2006

Last update:

16th July 2024  -  Planets this month

News March 2022 - Newly named Minor Planet (Asteroid) Vetter

Latest Images - Comet Pons-Brooks, Eta Carina Nebula Complex, GOSAT Satellite Jan 2024, Comet 2022 E3 ZTE, Crux and Carina, Gosat satellite passes.