An Astronomy Experience - Guided star gazing Tour, Telescope viewing, Dome Movies
Stay a while and enjoy comfortable accommodation, fully cooked
breakfasts, and adventures in the Warrumbungles

Exclusive Astronomy Experience

A guided tour of the Warrumbungle night sky with our 16 inch Newtonian telescope, astrophotography equipment and astronomy education movies in our 6m planetarium.


2 bedroom suite with beds for up to 6 people, private bathroom and lounge dining area. Skywatching and a fully cooked breakfast is included During your stay.

Skywatch Observatory


Skywatch observatory's main telescope is a 16" Newtonian telescope ideal for clear views of the more prominent dark sky objects, as well as a astrophotography telescopes and tracking camera mount for astroimaging.

Inside the Planetarium

Dome Theatre

The Skywatch Dome Theatre provides an excellent space for planetarium projections of the night sky as well as fulldome astronomy and science movies.

Skywatch Observatory

Skywatch observatory was built in 1994 and recognised by Siding Spring as a sister observatory.  Located on 3 acres of land and close to Coonabarabran, Skywatch provides a great location to stay for a few nights, relax and enjoy some country sights and the sounds of nature.  We provide a singular place to stay for enjoying the beautiful skies of the Warrumbungles and an extended opportunity to gain the most from your visit to Coonabarabran.

The Skywatch Astronomy Experience is available on cloudy and clear nights, the major difference being on cloudy nights the telescopes cannot be used, and the workings of the sky and things we can see are presented in the Skywatch Dome Theatre.

Skywatch Dome

The Skywatch Astronomy Experience


Only your group gets the Skywatch Astronomy Experience

No Fixed Time Limit

The time you spend on this experience is not scheduled and can last up to 3 or more hours

A complete evening of sky watching

Understanding how the sky works, identifying constellations, planets and stars and educational dome movies are all included

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