Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, NSW, is Australia's premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory.

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Information for Visitors

Find out when to come, how to get here and what to see at Siding Spring Observatory. Please check our Facebook for upto date closures.

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Dark Sky Park

What is a Dark Sky Park? Find out what it means to have a Dark Sky Park and why they are so important.

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Job Opportunities at SSO?

Want to work with this incredible landscape, team and equipment?

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Fire Danger Ratings at SSO

Please note: During times of extreme or catastrophic fire danger, the observatory will be closed to visitors. For updates, please visit our Facebook page. If in doubt, please contact us.

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