The Bok Lecture. "Aliens" is not the answer!

Sunday 1st October at the Coonabarabran Bowling Club
Doors open at 9am for a 10am start.*

There's a lot of weird stuff happening in the universe, weirder that we could have ever imagined. Every now and again we find something really weird, something that looks like aliens are at work! But what is really happening? Professor Matthew Colless is going to explain what's really going on.

Each ticket purchased gets you one FREE entry in our telescope raffle!

*Don't forget that Daylight Savings starts at 2am on Sunday October 1st so remember to wind your watches and clocks forward one hour. The times above are Daylight Savings times (AEST).

Science in the Pub. The Rise of the Machines!

Friday 29th September at the Coonabarabran Bowling Club.
Doors open at 6pm for a 7:30pm start.

Join Professor Fred Watson and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe including the much anticipated Astro Song live on stage!

Our panelists this year include;
  Dr Julie Banfield
  Dr Hercules (Iraklis) Konstantopoulos
  Dr Millicent Maier
  Dr Ivy Wong

Celestron and Bintel will have telescopes set up outside before and after the event to show you the wonders of the Coonabarabran night sky.

Book Now!
Science in the Pub 2017

Each ticket purchased gets you one FREE entry in our telescope raffle!


Generic placeholder image

Open Day. Siding Spring Observatory.

Saturday 30th September 9:30am to 4pm

Come and explore Siding Spring Observatory.
There’s a whole day of activities!

  • Download our 2017 Full Open Day Program
  • Tour the telescopes (Get the Map!)
  • Hear talks by world famous astronomers in the AAT Dome (Download the Program)
  • Talks designed for children in the Exploratory (Download the Program)
  • Enjoy activities for the whole family
  • See the science displays including solar viewing and Starr’s Planetarium
  • Eat at the newly refurbished Exploratory cafe, or grab a sausage sizzle on the way round
  • Starfest will be supporting the Coonabarabran Hospital Paliative Care Unit this year.
  • And much much more

No booking required, just come on up!