Alloway Observatory

Bundaberg Astronomical Society Inc
4441 Goodwood Road, Alloway QLD
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Testimonials

a year ago
lots of fun and things to learn about definitely worth the visit
- Bree L
2 years ago
What a great night!! Our family had an amazing time viewing stars, planets and moons!
- kathy g
3 years ago
I'm a school teacher and took over 60 year 5 students and their siblings and parents to the observatory on Wednesday night. The students had the most wonderful experience from the Volunteers who operate the observatory from the moment we arrived we were welcomed into the clubhouse and had a very informative lecture were the students asked many interesting questions which were answered kindly and promptly. We then went outside to view objects in the sky that were pointed out with a bright green laser pointer and a video camera was displaying live views of galaxies and nebula on a television screen. From here we entered the main observing dome to look thru a telescope that had a mirror 20 inches in size which apparently was the largest one of its kind when it was 1st built back in the 1960's in the Southern Hemisphere. All the staff ( volunteers ) couldn't do enough to see we enjoyed ourselves and had the most enjoyable evening. Thoroughly recommend this venue for any school or parent...
- RealToyfreddy 1

About Us


***CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

Alloway Observatory is a not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of volunteers.

The Observatory is open to the public on the first Friday of each month from dusk. If it is cloudy the observatory will not be open. Check our Facebook page for updated information.

Entry:  $8 for adults | $5 for children | $20 for a family | $50 yearly family membership.

When:
First Friday of each month

Time: At dusk – closed cloudy nights

How to Get there: 
The observatory is located on Goodwood Road between a cluster of houses on the right hand side heading out of town. The turn off is tricky to find in the dark. Head out along Goodwood Road past Douglas Road on the left and then Thomassens Road on the right. Slow down. Just after Thomassens Road on the right you will see a cane siding turn off. The entry to the Observatory is just past here. If you pass Alloway Country Club you have gone too far.

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4441 Goodwood Road
Alloway QLD 4670
Australia
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