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  1. Australia
  2. Western Australia
  3. Busselton
  4. Acton Park Community Hall

Busselton: Mobile Observatory Stargazing Experience

Product ID: 325378
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Explore the galaxy and beyond with Australia's largest mobile telescope for public viewing. This experience offers you the opportunity to enjoy views very few people ever get to see.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Use powerful telescopes, including a 2.3-meter-tall mobile observatory
  • Learn from passionate and experienced amateur astronomers to guide you through the southern skies
  • Make the most of the facilities, just a short drive from Busselton
  • Take the opportunity to see light from millions of light years away
Full description
After gathering at the facility, you will begin your experience looking into the night sky. You can gaze through a 2.3-meter-tall telescope at the stars, experience watching a blurry ball of light transform into a cluster of 10 million stars sparkling like diamonds, and can look at the Orion Nebula, the closest area of mass star-formation.

You will discover the hidden stars of the Southern Cross, see the colored stars in the Jewel Box cluster, as well as the incredible rugged landscape of the moon. You will learn about the Solar System and beyond in this interactive and entertaining experience which is sure to spark your imagination and sense of wonder.

On moonless nights and if the conditions are right, the mobile observatory built for deep-space viewing can capture the light from galaxies millions of light years away. If you manage to observe this, you will be among a small group of people in the world to have ever seen another galaxy first hand. Your guides are passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of the universe in an experience that offers not only the best views on the night, but also interesting and lesser-known facts about the magnificent universe.
Includes
  • 1.5 hours of learning about and exploring the universe
  • Viewing through powerful telescopes, including a mobile observatory
  • Informative and entertaining presentation by knowledgeable operators
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation to the venue
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The telescopes will be set up outside the Acton Park Community Hall on 804 Acton Park Road, Acton Park. You will find the area marked with red led stud lights on the ground.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Some viewings may require climbing a 3-step platform ladder, making this experience not recommended for people with limited mobility or children under 8 years of age
• Bookings near the new moon are recommended for those wishing to see distant galaxies
• Toilets and water are available at the venue
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The Mobile Observatory

Product ID: 325378