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We were amazed at what we saw at Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory near Yandina on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
It was a perfect night – clear skies, mild temperature and no breeze.
Owen, is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the celestial skies.
He made us feel...More
Owen is your host - he has an amazing collection of large scopes and immense knowledge. You need to be aware that the observatory is very basic e.g. toilet facilities are very bush camping style and the whole place is really very spartan. It also...More
So refreshing to be somewhere a little out of the box at first, and then, as the bonfire roared and Owen revealed to us different sights through his amazing collection of telescopes, somewhere inspirational and amazing.
We’re so lucky to have Owen run this space....More
Visiting Nambour for a short time we drove to Wappa Falls and discovered this place by accident. We drove in just to see. We had a talk with Owen and decided to visit the next night. After having been there during the day we knew...More
An intimate tour through astronomy. Quirky and informative. We started the evening perusing some interesting posters, then got a chance to look through the telescopes at a variety of celestial bodies.
For an unusual and unique experience this is highly recommended.
What a great tour..... Owen is very knowledgeable and passionate about everything space. We spent some time looking at exhibits, a couple of hours looking through 5 different telescopes and then went inside the observatory for a different perspective. Fantastic night for kids and adults...More
Passionate, knowledgable & eccentric....this place has to be seen to be believed. Totally unexpected, keen to get first-hand experience. Built out of an ongoing passion for educating us about the solar system, the stars & our planets. Without funding, hand-built bit by bit. A guide...More
Unaware of the observatory and was curios to have a look. I am keen on stargazing and was surprised at the set at Wappa Falls. Happy there is an astronomical observatory within my immediate area. Would recommend a visit for all ages.
Visited quite awhile ago now but have just recommended this place to a friend as it was such a cool night! Learnt so much & was totally mind blown at the telescopes & what we saw through them. Was something different & truely memorable. Definitely...More