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Outback Astronomy

18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
+61 427 055 225
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"Fantastic Experience"

We had a fantastic experience! We began with a lovely BBQ dinner & dessert then some naked eye and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon L
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Lara, Victoria, Australia
Great night

Fantastic experience. Linda and Travis are very welcoming and knowledgeable and make the whole... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
nelm26
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Albion Park
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Hang out with the stars while in Broken Hill. Enjoy a personalised night sky show from the comfort of a reclined chair under the vast Outback sky. You'll be enchanted and amazed by this star-gazing experience. Designed for the novice, our Sky Shows introduce you to famous stars and constellations, nebulae and other objects during a virtual cruise across the Milky Way. You'll experience naked eye and binocular-assisted viewing of the night sky with narration by a knowledgeable guide! We also offer telescope viewing in selected shows. We are outdoors under a lovely clear dark sky - there is no light pollution! While we ask that you rug up like your going to the snow, we also supply blankets and zero degree Celsius sleeping bags to slip into (boots and all) during cold months. Note that outback Australia can be sub-zero degrees from April to November! Very soon, we move to a new location with bathroom facilities and other permanent structures! Keep a watch on our website blog and our Facebook page.
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“night sky” (25 reviews)
“milky way” (10 reviews)
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18817 Barrier Highway, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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+61 427 055 225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic experience! We began with a lovely BBQ dinner & dessert then some naked eye and binocular stargazing. We also got to use the telescope which was a highlight. It was amazing to see saturn and and it's ring and the moon...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Linda and Travis are very welcoming and knowledgeable and make the whole experience very enjoyable. The large telescope they use gave us the opportunity to see the night sky in a way I've not experienced before. So if your in Broken Hill make...More

Thank nelm26
Reviewed 23 August 2017

What an amazing experience. I saw and learned so much I didn't want it to end. Wonderful to be able to see Jupiter and it's moons and Saturn through their powerful telescope as well as so many other fabulous stars and to understand how the...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My nan and I visited outback astronomy and loved it! We had a beautiful clear night and although it was cold, Linda and Trav ensure you are warm with sleeping bags and extra blankets if needed! Linda was amazingly knowledgeable and passionate. We learnt a...More

Thank Skye B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

an amazing couple of hours with w very knowledgable astronomer. the set up is excellent for viewing the night sky. we had a great time and learnt so much. worth every cent of the entrance fee. Rug up in the cold weather though.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Outback Astronomy is the best visual and most amazing explanation of the stars, constellations and the planets you will ever experience - laying down on a camp recliner chair!! and outdoor fire pit with cheese and crackers and drinks!, Your hosts are welcoming, friendly and...More

Thank cagatravel
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Linda and Trav were fantastic, they are so passionate and have a great set up... the sleeping bag and hot chocolate were greatly appreciated. It is only a little way out of town and well worth booking in for a really enjoyable evening when in...More

Thank Ri1967
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A visit to this is definitely a must do whilst in Broken Hill. So informative and fascinating, great experience lying out in recliner camp chairs, sleeping bags and a thermos of hot chocolate, all inclusive in the price, under the stars. Whilst the host provides...More

Thank Lana M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Took friends out. Was advised to rug up. Staff were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. Sitting back tucked into a sleeping bag and thermos provided we are treated to the night sky. Lokking through binos ot telscope depending on night conditions. Off the beat and worth...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We went as a group of 6 and had a great time. The set up is fantastic with coffee and tea available before you go out to view the stars. All the equipment is set up which is very convenient. The sleeping bags kept us...More

Thank Naomi210
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MartyBal
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Response from Linda N | Property representative |
Hi there Adults are $45 per person and your children in the 6-12 years category are $25 each and other people in the 13-17 years range are $35 each. We have this information in our FAQs on our website and planning to... More
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