Starfest would like to thank the following people, businesses and organisations for supporting Starfest 2016.





Fred Watson Tours

Fred Watson Tours offer a Starfest tour. See their website for more details.


CoonaAstroVentures will offer Sidewalk Astronomy at the Coonabarabran Visitors Centre on Saturday night 1st October 7pm (enjoy the wonders of the night sky.  Spend time with an astronomer and learn about the planets and constellations). Bookings required at

As well CoonaAstroVentures will be doing solar viewing on Open Day 10-4pm Saturday, 1st October.

Pilliga Pottery

Pilliga Pottery will join us again this year. Make sure that you experience their amazing Gelato and German food while browsing their local made pottery. You can always visit their website at

Starr’s Planetarium

Starr's Planetarium

Starr’s Planetarium will have their planetarium available at Open Day for shows. Open Day hours from 9-4:30pm.

Starr’s “Cosmodome” Planetarium is a totally new concept in mobile interactive visual education and entertainment! Enter our mobile dome and see 360 degree astronomy productions previously only available at major city planetariums. The system was developed to bring Astronomy education to schools and regional areas in a stunning display never before possible. The unique projection system immerses the visitor in a display that will make them feel like they are flying through space. Thousands of students have benefited from our displays over many years. Targeted at the younger audiences but just as much fun for adults.