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Milroy Observatory is a dark sky site near Coonabarabran where you can enjoy amazing sky views and we operate night sky tours on all clear nights. Bookings are essential. The show starts with a tour of the evening sky with Donna the Astronomer and...more
Hours Today: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
37 Morrisseys Rd, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357, Australia
All reviews an incredible experience knowledgeable host explained everything all ages solar system ask questions mind blowing wings well worth the visit donna saturn astronomer jupiter novice moons star planets
Donna was pleasant and the sky tour was obviously enjoyed others sharing the experience.
Unfortunately the large 40 inch scope has not worked for some time.
It would have been nice to be advised of this when booking the tour.
Whilst it was interesting to...More
Thank Brett O
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018
Apologies - I am sorry you were disappointed - both our website and Facebook as well as the text sent on confirmation say that the 40inch is out of action - and recent brochures don’t include the bit about looking through the 40inch so I...More
It was interesting to find that Coonabarabran has so many star gazing observation post's, sadly, not all accessible to the public or to people with disabilities, such as I have.
Having read about the Milroy Observation Telescope & contacting "Donna the Astronomer", I was pleased...More
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018
Thanks Jason - it was great to meet you and glad you had a great time - thanks for taking the time to leave a review - very much appreciated
What an incredible experience. Donna kept a group of 8 including 3 kids completely engaged for several hours despite it being below 0 degrees. She blew our minds with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the solar system, and it was infectious. Even the kids couldn't...More
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018
Thanks so much for your review - the temperature was a bit cool but the winter skies are so amazing - glad you enjoyed yourselves - I certainly did!
A fabulous 90 min plus exploration of the night sky with an enthusiastic and passionate astronomer! Donna had 2 rules...have fun and ask questions.
A very generous lady with her knowledge and time! Thanks Marg n Iggy.
1 Thank Marg H
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018
Hi Marg & Iggy
Glad you had a great time - sorry about the cold weather Iggy!
Donna so knowledgeable about solar system. Gave us a lift out there on freezing night and gave us a fantastic talk using 12inch telescope. Well worth the money to do this show. Up narrow single lane road and track so not good for vans or...More
Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018
Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely meeting you both and wish you safe travels!
Donna is an encyclopaedia of knowledge about astronomy and many things related. She is really enthusiastic about her work and makes her visitors welcome and shares her equipment and knowledge. We saw so many stars, planets and galaxies it makes our planet and its people...More
Thank Denis E
Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018
Thanks Denis - so glad you enjoyed the show and thanks for the lovely feedback - it is easy to be motivated and enthusiastic when you have such a great audience!
My 18 year old son and I had a fantastic, fascinating and informative evening with Donna at Milroy. Donna's expert knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing really made the experience memorable. If you have even a passing interest in the universe and the objects observable in...More
1 Thank Andrew J
Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018
Thanks Andrew - glad you both enjoyed your visit - thanks for your review
Don’t hesitate, worth every minute. Lots of great information, Donna certainly knows her stuff. We left with so many wonderful insights to our stars and planets.
The passion that Donna displayed was awesome.
Thank Helen B
Cam W, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018