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Australian Astronomy, Observatories, Planetariums, Telescopes - Tours, Tourism, Visitor Centres, Education, LocationsListed Below are the best Australian Astronomy, Observatories, Planetariums, Telescopes - Tours, Tourism, Visitor Centres, Education, Locations. There are a wide range of educational, scientific, educations and tourist Observatories, Planetariums, Telescopes for viewing Australia's famous clear skies and seeing the stars and planets. Many of the Government Telescopes and Astronomical Facilities have Visitor Centres and there are many amateur groups and tourist centres that encourage visitors. Australia's major Observatories are:
Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories - Mount Stromlo Observatory is located in the hills behind Canberra. The Siding Spring Observatory is located in the Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran. They have an excellent visitor's centre which is well worth a visit.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex - A NASA tracking station and radio telescope facility. Great space exhibits in the visitor's centre. An interesting web site.
Magellan Observatory Another local observatory offering public viewing, the Magellan Observatory has dark skies and on site accommodation. Check out the images pages.
Anglo Australian Observatory - A joint Australia - United Kingdom observatory also located at Siding Spring. The AAO is the home of Australia's largest telescope, the 4.2 m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT).
Parkes Radio Telescope & ATNF - The Parkes Radio Telescope and Australia Telescope National facility are projects of the CSIRO. Both are dedicated radio telescope facilities. The Parkes Radio Telescope has an excellent Visitor's Centre, well worth a visit.
Wollongong Science Centre & Planetarium - Attached to the University of Wollongong, the Science Centre and Planetarium features many fascinating exhibits you can visit.
Melbourne Planetarium - Part of the new Scienceworks Museum in Melbourne.
Linden Observatory - The WSAAG's observatory in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney
Listed below are the best Australian Astronomy, Observatories, Planetariums, Telescopes - Tours, Tourism, Visitor Centres, Education, Locations throughout Australia, listed by name and location. Scroll through the list and click the operator's link to get more information. Click the town links to see the range of operators and tours available in the area. Use the search tools to select by State, Region and Town.