Broken Hill Stargazing Tour With Telescopes

Outdoor Activities in Hunter Valley

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Hang out with the stars in Broken Hill as you take a 90 minute virtual cruise across the outback sky. Enjoy telescope and binocular viewing from the comfort of a deluxe reclined lounge, snuggled into a sleeping bag if the weather is cold. The sky is so big and clear you can devour the sparkling view with your naked eyes. Your sky guide describes the view with a good balance of science, general information and humour.  You will virtually cruise to celestial icons. Your memorable evening with the stars requires no prior knowledge of astronomy. All equipment needed for your sky show is supplied. You can select a snack and drink from options when you arrive. You will also receive a photo of your experience and a 10% discount voucher to apply against a return visit or merchandise.
Outback Astronomy believes every human being should see the clear night sky and the Milky Way Galaxy. When you attend your sky show, the view of the night sky is explained. Broken Hill is a small city with lovely dark skies in outback NSW. There is no light pollution and stars are clear and bright. The nearest city is 300 kilometres away. Your sky guide targets the narration at the night sky novice. You should aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your sky show. This allows time for a pre-sky show briefing and safety check. A weather update, reminders about arrival time and other details are texted to you during the day of your sky show, usually after lunch. An additional text message is sent with directions on how to drive to the Outback Astronomy venue, ensuring you can find the location easily after dark. Guests may also enquire about the Outback Astronomy transport service, for an additional cost per person. The Telescope Hangout Premium sky show includes: your sky guide's real time commentary all optical equipment reclined chairs and sleeping bags in cold weather audio system and ear phones to hear the commentary snack and drink (select from options) sky show notes and a sky map 10% discount off a return visit or merchandise, and a digital image of your visit supplied via email. After your sky show, engage one on one with your sky guide and other guests about your gazing experience!

What’s included

  • The Telescope Hangout Premium sky show includes:
  • Real time commentary
  • Optical equipment
  • Reclined chairs
  • Personal audio and ear phones or speakers
  • Select a drink and snack option from a range
  • Drink – select from (a) red or white wine, or (b) fortified wine or muscat, or (c) beer or cider, or (d) lemonade or soda water, or other flavours in stock, or (e) hot chocolate.
  • Snack – select from (a) cheese and crackers, or (b) dried fruit/nut mix or (c) cookie.
  • Warm sleeping bags (cold months)
  • Sky map, show notes
  • 10% discount off sky show cost in return visit
  • 10% discount vouchers – Apply to cost of a full fare paying adult and is applied against the sky show cost only. Customers may elect to attend a second sky show while in Broken Hill, subject to weather and availability of spaces. Other terms and conditions are printed on the voucher.
  • Photo of your visit supplied digitally via email
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Some food, eg cheese platters and dipping breads, require 24 hours notice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off