Explore the stars with Outback Astronomy – a journey into the night sky

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View of night sky Broken Hill

Nestled in the vast expanses of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Outback Astronomy offers a mesmerising gateway to the universe as we help you to explore the stars.

We invite you to embark on a journey that extends far beyond the ordinary, into the realm of extraordinary cosmic discovery.

Our sky shows, hosted under the pristine outback sky, are not just an experience but a transformative adventure that enriches lives with unparalleled knowledge, memories, and a profound connection to the cosmos.

At Outback Astronomy, we take pride in making the wonders of the universe accessible to all. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned stargazer, our award-winning Sky Show experience will leave you enchanted and amazed by the clarity of the outback sky at night. The vastness of the Milky Way, visible to the naked eye, serves as a humbling reminder of our place in the universe.

Our popular sky shows, “Hang out with the Stars®” and “Milky Way Hangout,” are tailored to showcase the beauty of the cosmos in different seasons.

As we approach the cooler months, the Milky Way Hangout offers breathtaking views of our galaxy. Warmer months allow for the visible observation of distant galaxies such as Andromeda and the Magellanic Clouds without optical aids. This vivid display of the night sky is a testament to the pristine viewing conditions available at our location, far removed from the light pollution of cities.

Explore the stars in comfort

The experience at Outback Astronomy is designed for comfort and engagement.

Guests can choose from various seating options, including bench seating. You may like to upgrade seating to an upright or reclined chair for a more relaxed viewing experience. For those chilly winter nights, we offer the option to hire a sleeping bag, ensuring you stay warm as you gaze upwards.

An audio system provides real-time commentary me – your sky guide – bringing the celestial sights above to life.

The Sky Tonight is another sky show regularly scheduled. It offers a closer look at the Moon, stars, any visible planets, and may provide updates on ongoing space missions, enriching your understanding of the universe.

Additionally, our commercial kitchen and bar offer delightful treats and beverages, allowing guests to enjoy wholesome snacks in the PLUS ticket, under the stars, further enhancing the immersive experience.

At Outback Astronomy, we believe in the power of the stars to inspire awe, curiosity, and a deeper appreciation of the cosmos. This journey is more than just a momentary escape; it’s an opportunity to connect with the world around us on a profound level. The memories created here, among the stars, contribute to a well-rounded and fulfilled sense of self, leaving a lasting impression that transcends the ordinary.

So, we warmly invite you to join us at Outback Astronomy for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the universe.

Discover the magic of the night sky and let the stars illuminate your path to wonder and knowledge.

Image Credit: This is the real view of our sky, taken by Outback Astronomy, during March, using a Canon DSLR with exposure time of 13 seconds.