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Rubyvale Observatory

35 Heritage Rd, Rubyvale, Queensland 4702, Australia
+61 7 4985 4518
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Stars and more

Michael is a keen star gazer and has an infectious enjoyment of the multiple of subjects pertaining... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
William W
Mount Isa, Australia
Rather picky about who goes in.

Small children aren't welcome, and even if you are old enough, they seem a little put out about... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Emerald, Australia
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“perfect night” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
35 Heritage Rd, Rubyvale, Queensland 4702, Australia

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Michael is a keen star gazer and has an infectious enjoyment of the multiple of subjects pertaining to astronomy.

Thank William W
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Small children aren't welcome, and even if you are old enough, they seem a little put out about having you there. It's a pity really.More

Thank portiaharman
rubyvale, Manager at Rubyvale Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Our night sky tours are for Adult groups (2-8 people) to enjoy a night with the stars. We currently don’t have a program for families or school and education groups . We do encourage visitors staying on the Gemfields to enquire whether the observatory is...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

The clouds cleared and we were left with a perfect night. Michael was clearly very experienced at sharing his knowledge and observatory. We saw rings around Jupiter, close up images of the moon and then used IT to see what NASA was looking at. Michael...More

1  Thank reesanne
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We did a small group tour at the Rubyvale Observatory a few weeks ago and really loved it. The information was excellent and we were able to see lots of great things in the night sky that we don’t see or see less often back...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you're in the area, you'd be daft not to try this. Especially if you're from the Northern Hemisphere. The view of the stars, and the explanations, are superb.

4  Thank Ivor P
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We found this very interesting and we were able to see Jupiter quite clearly. I would recommend for anyone going up there to visit.

3  Thank patriciaasmith
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The owner is very passionate about the science of the stars... He is very well informed and we enjoyed learning and seeing the stars up close. Also saw Saturn and Jupiter very clearly. He said the session would be an hour, however we got really...More

2  Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you are staying in Rubyvale Don't miss out on this - Book in for night session with Michael and his telescope at the Rubyvale observatory - the clear sky shows so many things that you just don't get to see in the city another...More

3  Thank AustinVisitz
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We booked the observatory tour whilst staying at the Rubyvale Motel and Holiday Units which I have reviewed (5 stars).. The observatory tour which I booked for myself and 3 of my friends ended up being an experience of a lifetime. For $24 a person...More

1  Thank Damo16
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We cannot speak highly enough of our time with Michael in his observatory. He is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that it's impossible not to be impressed by him. And then you see the stars! The number of them that exist and can actually be seen...More

2  Thank Welltravelled63
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