Science in the Pub 2023. Back LIVE at the Coona Golf Club

Friday 4th October at 6:30pm

2357 Development Group INC will bring you the 2024 Science in the Club event.

Join our MC Matt Dodds and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe

Our panelists this year include;
  Nuria Lorente
  Fred Watson
  Brian Schmidt
  Krystal De Napoli
  Kathryn Grasha


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Open Day 2024 Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran.

5th October 2024 from 9:30am to 16:00pm

All the inofrmation about Open Day 2024 can be found below, so start booking your accommdation in town. There will be lots to do over the weekend around Coonabarabran

For just one day of the year, Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran opens its telescopes to the public. It's your chance to take a closer look at Australia's largest optical astronomy site. A great family day out, with presentations by internationally-acclaimed astronomers, science displays, food stalls, solar observing and activities for children.

It’s a free event, no bookings needed.

Don’t worry there are buses running all around site if you don’t want to walk!

What To Bring

  • SSO weather can be very different to whats in town, so please bring a jacket, it can get very cold up on the mountain at times
  • Some money for food and drinks
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes so you can walk around all the telescopes

Whats on Offer

  • Download our 2023 Program NOW
  • Tour the telescopes with ANU Staff Get the Map and the Information
  • Hear talks by world famous astronomers in the Lodge Conference Room Download the Lodge Talks Program
  • Talks aimed at Kids in the ExploratoryDownload the Kids Talks Program
  • Tour the AAT - come INSIDE! And up close
  • AAT Catwalk
  • Tour the 2.3m
  • Tour I-Telescope
  • Tour KMTNet
  • Tour Huntsman Telescope
  • Food stalls; Pilliga Pottery, Rotary BBQ, Coonabarabran Bakery, Lil Coffee Cart, Coffee and Cake at the Lodge Cafe
  • David Allen walking trail
  • Starr’s Planetarium
  • Tamworth Astronomy Club solar viewing
  • Bintel: The Binocular & Telescope Shop
  • Warrumbungle National Park Discovery Rangers
  • Rural Fire Service displays and Information
  • Donna the Astronomer - Solar viewing


The Bok Lecture 2024

TBA Soon

The BOK Lecture will be held in the SSO Lodge Conference Room Our Guest Speaker this year will be announced soon

Entry will be FREE

The talk above starts at 14:30, please be there early to get a seat.


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The AAT is turning 50!!

2024 Starfest

In 1974, on the 16th October a then Prince Charles, now King Charles, officially opened the now Anglo Australian Telescope.

In 2024 we are going to celebrate this great milstone and the AAT.


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