Explore the highlights of the southern sky on a night tour at Sydney’s oldest observatory. Use telescopes* to see the stars, Moon, a nebula or the planets during this quintessential Sydney experience.
During Sydney Science Festival 2017 you might even get to see Saturn’s fabulous rings up close through Sydney Observatory’s telescopes and catch a glimpse of a few of Saturn’s 62 moons including the second largest in our Solar System, Titan (weather-permitting*).
* Tours are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the telescopes is not possible due to sky conditions, other activities will be arranged. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged or rain checked for patrons who contact the Observatory prior to 12 noon on the day of their tour. Full terms and conditions are available here.
With 2017 being the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, all 8.15 pm night tours feature a screening of National Geographic’s short film Lost in Light, which will open your eyes to the night sky as you’ve never seen it before and show an aspect of sustainability few have considered until recently.