EXPLORING INSIDE AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST TELESCOPE
- Duration: 90 Minutes
- Location: Coonabarabran, NSW
- Product code: SSO/DT
In 1974 The Anglo-Australian Telescope was opened by HRH Prince Charles as Australia’s National Astronomical Facility. From first light to this day, the largest optical telescope in Australia has been a world-leading facility discovering exoplanets, supernovae and galaxies.
In this 90 minutes walking tour of Australia’s largest optical telescope, your guide will share the history of this site and share some of the mysteries of our universe it has helped unlock. Better still you'll get INSIDE the building on to the telescope floor where you can see firsthand, just how big this machine is. Weather permitting we may even be able to sneak you out to the catwalk to see the best view of the Warrumbungle Mountains.
Day Tour Inclusions
- Behind the scenes entry into the Anglo-Australian Telescope
- 90 Minute walking tour
- Access to the catwalk in good weather conditions
- Overview of Siding Spring Mountain geography and history
** Please note that children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour for safety reasons.
** Please wear enclosed shoes for the tour.
Siding Spring Kiosk offers a selection of drinks, snacks, coffees, and tea to guests all times.
Image Credit - Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez