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I am always on the lookout for experiences that my young grandchildren (5 & 3 yo) will remember & the Kids Activities at the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory during the Christmas vacation were excellent. The children's activities were/are on each of the Fridays from 10.30am...More
Thanks to Mother Nature we didn’t get a chance to see much. However we did see Jupiter and her moons! The volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and kid -tolerant! My boys asked LOTS of questions and he answered them patiently and with interest. The entrance fee...More
Forced to sit through an almost hour long talk before given the opportunity to look through the telescope. Really, these two activities should be mutually exclusive. Not really suitable for young children unless they can sit still for long periods of time.
The volunteers who run the observatory are extremely passionate and it is a credit to them that the observatory exists. We were so looking forward to going with our space-loving children but left early and very disappointed. We felt so terrible and guilty leaving early...More
Seems to attract a good crowd and seems well cared for by awesome volunteers. Let's raise money for this lovely observatory to arrange more comfortable seating. I LOVE it that they bring in aboriginal knowledge. I wish more Australian businesses and government would follow the...More
We arrived on a cloudy night, so the telescope viewing was not available. However, the presentation and chat from Mike on Mars was very interesting and informative. I must admit I’m not that into astronomy, but I was absorbed in the chat.