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1 month ago

Part of the Milky Way and its dark lanes of gas and dust can be seen in the image from our new observatory site! Bright Jupiter can also be seen in the upper left. This image was obtained with just ... See more

1 month ago

For those who watched the ISS pass overhead on the 23rd! I was able to image it with one of the observatory's telescopes! Hope a few of you went out to watch! Interestingly, this is my first image of ... See more

2 months ago

Two nice passes of the International Space Station this weekend for those in NSW Central regions, Central tablelands and Sydney! It will look like a bright fast moving 'star'. I will try and image it ... See more

2 months ago

Looking forward to re-opening later this year. The new site will be used for small, boutique tours (larger groups at Abercrombie House). These are just some of the teasers!

In short, the new site ... See more

2 months ago
Bathurst Observatory Research Facility | Donate

Bathurst Observatory is in the process of moving to a new location. All facilities are currently being rebuilt.
Your Contribution of any amount will go towards:
$1000 for the crane, $5500 for the ... See more

Support for Bathurst Observatory is much appreciated! Bathurst Observatory is in the process of moving to a new location. All facilities are currently being rebuilt. Your Contribution of any amount ... See more

2 months ago
International Astronomical Union | IAU

I am not normally controversial, however, there are plans by multiple agencies worldwide to place many 1000's of new satellites in orbit. These will have a very detrimental affect on observatories ... See more

Over the past decades, considerable effort has gone into designing, building, and deploying satellites for many important purposes. Recently networks, known as satellite constellations, have been ... See more

2 months ago

I have decided that this week, I will detail the plans of all the exciting things we plan to have at our new site. I am just finalising the budget aspects (as some quotes are a bit more than first ... See more

2 months ago

As I have telescopes packed for the move, I imaged the Milky Way with just the camera. I used a torch to highlight the tree. Note the Pointers to the middle and right is the Southern Cross. This ... See more

2 months ago
Bathurst Observatory Research Facility | Donate

Bathurst Observatory is in the process of moving to a new location. All facilities are currently being rebuilt.
Your Contribution of any amount will go towards:
$1000 for the crane, $5500 for the ... See more

Support for Bathurst Observatory is much appreciated! Bathurst Observatory is in the process of moving to a new location. All facilities are currently being rebuilt. Your Contribution of any amount ... See more

3 months ago
Send Your Name to Mars: Mars 2020

Remember when the Insight probe landed on Mars with the Bathurst Observatory name on a special chip on board? That name now sits on the surface of Mars. Now you too can submit your name for the next ... See more

Send Your Name to Mars. View and share your Boarding Pass. See your Frequent Flyer points: go.nasa.gov/Mars2020Pass

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