Milroy Observatory

New South Wales

Milroy Observatory offers the largest public-access telescope in the southern hemisphere – a 40-in device that was once used in the nearby Siding Spring Observatory. Its regular 90-minute stargazing sessions occur at different times between 6pm nd 9pm, depending on the time of year, and bookings essential: see the website for details.

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