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Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory

Stewart St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6581 3977
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Lovely building and people, just needs comfier chairs

Seems to attract a good crowd and seems well cared for by awesome volunteers. Let's raise money for... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
KellyMMatos
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Brisbane, Australia
Very interesting presentation

We arrived on a cloudy night, so the telescope viewing was not available. However, the presentation... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
brisfamily255068
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Brisbane, Australia
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Stewart St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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+61 2 6581 3977
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Never been to an Astronomical observatory before we got to hold a piece of a meteorite and look at Satan very informative

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is a hidden gem run by very passionate volunteers. It was great to get an understanding of the solar system and be able to ask lots of questions.

Thank Kellie D
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Firstly I am so disappointed with all the people who have placed negative reviews on Trip advisor on this place. This place was so amazing when I went. The volunteers did well I thought, very very informative. I myself didn't know much information about the...More

4  Thank Cameron C
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were a group of five adults and two 6 year olds. The evening started well with a fantastic telescope view of Jupiter. The presentation, however, was very poor. It was unclear when the talk started, there was no introduction, the presenter just appeared to...More

1  Thank JJ380
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First chance to visit this observatory despite being a resident in the late 90's . Sunday night 730pm start . We were about 10min late but could still get in . The Canadian volunteer speaker provided a wealth of information about our solar system ,...More

1  Thank melbourneros
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went along to the observatory to see how it worked, talk to the local staff and volunteers. It was well worth the look through the telescope at the moon. Very spectacular!

1  Thank Mark_Blunden
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I went with some friends to visit the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory on my trip to Port Macquarie. It's a small building but the presentation was casual and very enjoyable. The guide was friendly and informative and put on a great show with the short...More

1  Thank Rifa G
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the sidewalk astronomy on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see the moon, Jupiter and the sun during the day. Apparently they do it once a month and the evening sessions every Wednesday and Sunday at 7:15pm. Highly recommend if you are...More

Thank Kanejamison
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