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The Mobile Observatory

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The Mobile Observatory operates seasonally at various locations in Australia's South West during the warmer months. Location details for each experience can be found on their website.
  • Nature & Wildlife Spotting
    Nature & Wildlife Spotting

The Mobile Observatory provides a range of unique stargazing based experiences in the South West. Their state of the art equipment includes their signature 2.3m tall mobile observatory, which offers outstanding views of our galaxy and beyond!

Small groups and passionate operators make it an interactive, informative and entertaining experience for young and old.

Imagine looking through a 2.3m tall telescope at a seemingly empty area of sky and discovering a beautiful cluster of half a million stars sparkling like diamonds, or the fascinating shapes of the Orion nebula, and on a moonless night, even a distant galaxy millions of light years away! Yet, when the Moon is up, it too becomes an object of wonder as it's deep craters and mountain ranges appear close enough to touch!

The Mobile Observatory offers:

Astronomy Experiences: 90 minutes to explore the cosmos and learn about the universe in an interactive, entertaining and inspiring way. Regular seasonal sessions at selected locations near Busselton and Margaret River to provide excellent views only a short drive from world-class holiday destinations.

Self-Guided Stargazing Glamping & Astro-Glamping Getaways: Born from their passion for nature and astronomy, a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxing holiday in their spacious and beautifully appointed 5m glamping tents set under a blanket of stars. Explore the natural surroundings and local attractions by day, and the beautiful starry skies at night. The Astro-Glamping Getaways include 2 hours of stargazing with their 2.3m tall mobile observatory. Why glamp, when you can astro-glamp!

For additional information and bookings visit their website. The Mobile Observatory can also customise an experience or package to suit your needs, so if you are planning a special event with a difference contact Karen on 0488 991 297 to discuss.

Google Reviews

12
Nov
2019
A great experience had by my son and me, the gear and experience is top notch. Had great views of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn through their large 2.3m telescope, even got to take a photo of the moon through one of the smaller telescopes with my phone to keep. Mike .
05
Dec
2019
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. Belinda Peterson
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