Science in the Pub 2021. Brought to you by Coona Golf Club

Friday 1st October at 7pm at the Coonabarabran Golf Club

Join our MC Matt Dodds and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe

Our panelists this year include;
  Fred Watson
  Anna Moore
  Lisa Kewley
  Karlie Noon

Science in the Pub is being organised now stay tuned


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Open Day 2021 Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran.

2nd October 2021

We are hopefully going to see you in 2021, we are currently starting to organise Open Day now.

  • Tour the AAT
  • Tour the 2.3m
  • Tour I-Telescope
  • Markets
  • Food stalls
  • Who is LCO - Tour Las Cumbres Observatory
  • AAT Catwalk
  • David Malin walking trail
  • Starr’s Planetarium

Our online tours from 2020 can be accessed via Facebook


The Bok Lecture. 2021

Saturday 2nd October at Open Day

The BOK Lecture this year will be held in conjuntion with Open Day in the Siding Spring Lodge Conference Room at 14:30pm Our Guest Speaker this year is Lisa Kewley

Dark Sky Awakens Festival

2nd - 4th October

Click here Dark Sky Awakens Festival information

Star Wars fans and space-loving families are invited to round up their rebel alliance, load their light sabers, saddle up their starships and prepare to come over to the dark side at the Coonabarabran Dark Sky Awakens Festival. Taking place from 2-4 October 2021, the inaugural festival coincides with Starfest, the Siding Spring Observatory’s extravaganza event, to celebrate all things space and Star Wars in the Astronomy Capital of Australia. Visitors will feel like they have entered an alternate universe, with enough Star Wars themed activities to fill the Death Star and Coonabarabran’s world-class space attractions and observatories waiting to be explored. For more information, visit and may The Force be with you.


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