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I cannot describe the amazing views of the Planets, moon and Stars in a beautiful clear night.
My family and friends visited this place as a group and we thoroughly enjoyed the real close-up views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, and moon...More
We had so much fun tonight! Our kids have been learning about the planets this year, so this was perfect to back up their learning. It was such a well presented evening for us, with excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy from James and his...More
This is a must do if you are in the Kingaroy area and have even the slightest interest in the stars! James is very knowledgable and the set-up is unique and impressive. The clouds cleared for us and we saw Saturn’s rings, hamburger shaped nebulas...More
Absolutely blew ours minds to get a personal tour of the sky with huge telescopes that you get to use yourself. The retractable rood is super cool so you are sitting under the stars outside while James is hosting the tour! It’s incredible. We saw...More
What an amazing experience and if you love the night sky and stars then this is a must do. July was a cold winter night, about 1-3 degrees, but a clear night and spectacular viewing. Kids loved it, viewing Jupiter, Saturn and the ‘hamburger’. It...More
James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
HI Janelle! We're glad you enjoyed the cold! LOL...hey, that's the best time of the year in Qld. Anyway, thanks for the visit hope to see you back again on another cold, clear, starry night.. hahaaa.. Hey, keep that lovely smile you have, for each...More
If you are travelling to Kingaroy factor in a visit to this Observatory. James the resident astronomer is so knowledgeable it was a wonderful evening.
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James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018
Thank you, Diane for those kind words. Much appreciated. I do hope we see you all back in Winter to see Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and a host of other DeepSky goodies I haven't shown you yet. All the best, James
Visiting the Observatory was a key reason for our visit to the region and it didn't disappoint! Our son is very interested in space and astronomy and absolutely loved the two hour show - and so did we. Mr Barclay is incredibly knowledgable and entertaining,...More
If you are ever in Kingaroy or have the chance to head out there, this place is a must do! It was amazing. We seen Saturn, Jupiter and literally millions of other stars! It was relaxing, informative and just a great night. Was a little...More
Don't miss a trip to the observatory. We saw a couple of plants amongst other star delights. Great commentary. Blankets provided for cooler nights. Well worth takin g the advice of the operator and wear fleece!
This is a small observatory with a lot to see - the owner is very knowledgeable about the night sky. It was a clear night when we went and the planets, moon and stars were amazing. It became quite cool and in the corner was...More
James B, Owner at Kingaroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016
Thank you for the nice comments. I was a pleasure to have introduced you to the night skies, even though it was bit cool, but that's Kingaroy! lol.. Hope to see you back next year so I can show you more of that beautiful night...More