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The Mobile Observatory

Tours

Overview

For those inspired by the extraordinary!

Explore the cosmos with powerful telescopes, including a 2.3 m tall mobile observatory and discover a world very few people ever get to see.

Imagine pointing the telescope at a blurry ball of light and seeing it transform before your eyes into a cluster of 10 million stars sparkling like diamonds. Or looking at the weblike strands of gas and dust from the Tarantula Nebula... a massive cloud of gas, stars and debris, so large and bright, that we are able to see it in detail even though it is located about 160,000 light years away, just outside our Milky Way.
Even our ordinary Moon becomes an object of wonder when we ‘zoom in’ to see its deep craters and tall mountain ranges appear close enough to touch. Yet on a moonless night, when conditions are right, our powerful telescope allows you to see first hand a distant galaxy millions of light years away!

We offer:
90 minute Astronomy Experiences - a wonderful opportunity to learn about the universe in an interactive, entertaining and inspiring way.
Dusk to Dawn - All Night Astronomy Experiences - held on special weekends around the new moon. Perfect for keen astronomy enthusiasts and wonder seekers. A unique opportunity to spend the night exploring the night sky among a small group of like minded people, explore a whole range of celestial objects: from star clusters to planets, nebulas and galaxies, and learn about our cosmos in an entertaining and relaxed way.


Self-Guided Stargazing & Astro-Glamping Getaways - explore nature at its best and enjoy real stars! You will enjoy a spacious glamping tent with Queen size bedding, whether you choose stargazing with our guidance and the binoculars provided, or the fully inclusive Astro-Glamping Getaway, which includes a 2 hour Astronomy Experience with our 2.3m tall mobile observatory. In either case, you will find a blanket of stars waiting to be explored!

More information

Astro-Glamping Getaway, which includes a 2 hour Astronomy Experience with our 2.3m tall mobile observatory. In either case, you will find a blanket of stars waiting to be explored! Between November and March we operate in Australia's South West. offering weekly 90 minute Astronomy Experiences near Busselton and Margaret River, at locations away from city lights, yet only a short drive from these world class holiday destinations.

We cater for small groups to provide a casual atmosphere and ensure plenty of telescope viewing time.

Our Astronomy Experiences start approx. 1 hour after sunset.

Viewings through our 2.3m telescope require climbing a 3-step platform ladder. Due to this and height restrictions, this activity is not recommended for children under 8 years of age and for those with limited mobility.

Self-Guided Stargazing & Astro Glamping Getaways have a two night minimum stay and a range of inclusions.

Visit our website for full details and bookings or call Karen on 0488 991 297.

Google Reviews

20
Sep
2019
Belinda Peterson
5.0
We had an great night stargazing with the Mobile Observatory. It's amazing how much you can see with their huge mobile telescope and how much you can learn from their knowledge and enthusiasm.