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Milroy Observatory

Open Now: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Journey to the center of the Universe

It was interesting to find that Coonabarabran has so many star gazing observation post's, sadly... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Navigate812556
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Star gazing spectacular

We had a fantastic night star gazing with Donna. What a wealth of knowledge and as newbies she... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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Woolgoolga, Australia
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Milroy Observatory is a dark sky site near Coonabarabran where you can enjoy amazing sky views and we operate night sky tours on all clear nights. Bookings are essential. The show starts with a tour of the evening sky with Donna the Astronomer and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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37 Morrisseys Rd, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357, Australia
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+61 428 288 244
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Donna was pleasant and the sky tour was obviously enjoyed others sharing the experience. Unfortunately the large 40 inch scope has not worked for some time. It would have been nice to be advised of this when booking the tour. Whilst it was interesting to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brett O
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Apologies - I am sorry you were disappointed - both our website and Facebook as well as the text sent on confirmation say that the 40inch is out of action - and recent brochures don’t include the bit about looking through the 40inch so I...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to find that Coonabarabran has so many star gazing observation post's, sadly, not all accessible to the public or to people with disabilities, such as I have. Having read about the Milroy Observation Telescope & contacting "Donna the Astronomer", I was pleased...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks Jason - it was great to meet you and glad you had a great time - thanks for taking the time to leave a review - very much appreciated

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic night star gazing with Donna. What a wealth of knowledge and as newbies she explained everything perfectly. Thoroughly recommend this experience. We loved it 🌔💫✨

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debbohman
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks Deb - glad you had a good time!

Reviewed 25 July 2018

What an incredible experience. Donna kept a group of 8 including 3 kids completely engaged for several hours despite it being below 0 degrees. She blew our minds with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the solar system, and it was infectious. Even the kids couldn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Harveytribe
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review - the temperature was a bit cool but the winter skies are so amazing - glad you enjoyed yourselves - I certainly did!

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent night sky views, with a very knowledgeable and engaging guide. Well worth the visit, they only do small groups, so everyone gets a really good turn. Would definitely recommend and come back.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Stueytwentysix
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the review

Reviewed 2 June 2018

A fabulous 90 min plus exploration of the night sky with an enthusiastic and passionate astronomer! Donna had 2 rules...have fun and ask questions. A very generous lady with her knowledge and time! Thanks Marg n Iggy.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Marg H
Donna B, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi Marg & Iggy Glad you had a great time - sorry about the cold weather Iggy! Regards Donna

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Donna so knowledgeable about solar system. Gave us a lift out there on freezing night and gave us a fantastic talk using 12inch telescope. Well worth the money to do this show. Up narrow single lane road and track so not good for vans or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely meeting you both and wish you safe travels!

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Donna is an encyclopaedia of knowledge about astronomy and many things related. She is really enthusiastic about her work and makes her visitors welcome and shares her equipment and knowledge. We saw so many stars, planets and galaxies it makes our planet and its people...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denis E
Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks Denis - so glad you enjoyed the show and thanks for the lovely feedback - it is easy to be motivated and enthusiastic when you have such a great audience!

Reviewed 18 January 2018

My 18 year old son and I had a fantastic, fascinating and informative evening with Donna at Milroy. Donna's expert knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing really made the experience memorable. If you have even a passing interest in the universe and the objects observable in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Andrew J
Cam W, Donna the Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks Andrew - glad you both enjoyed your visit - thanks for your review

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Don’t hesitate, worth every minute. Lots of great information, Donna certainly knows her stuff. We left with so many wonderful insights to our stars and planets. The passion that Donna displayed was awesome.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Helen051160
Cam W, Astronomer at Milroy Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thanks - so glad you enjoyed your visit

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