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.
The observatory shop sells coffee, cold drinks and confectionery as well as books on astronomy and other items.
Session Times vary with the season and will be advised when making a booking
24th November 2006
6th August 2021