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Day or night, the Cosmos Centre offers different tours, so there is always a special voyage to embark on while experiencing Charleville in Outback Queensland. High-end technology helps bring your space experience alive while learning about.
Through the use of virtual reality, holograms, an Astro Dome, Big Sky Observatory and more; you will be immersed in the most unique astronomy education environment where you will learn about the history of astronomy and more. The beauty of stars in a dark sky is inspirational for all ages, but when combined with telescopes it has the power to transcend the soul.
March – November: 7 days a week 12:00pm- 9:00pm
December – February: Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (closed weekends)
CLOSED: New Years Day, Good Friday, 1/2 Day ANZAC Day 25th April, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
Small & Personal
The beauty of stars is best shared with those you love and this family friendly experience allows family members to connect with each other while taking in the mysteries and beauty of the sky above.
Big Sky Observatory
A mesmerising sky filled with thousands of stars, combined with the beauty of deep celestial objects all come alive in front of your very eyes during your adventure to the Big Sky Observatory. The stars belong to everyone and we all connect to them in our own ways.
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What our other visitors are saying
WOW!!! What a place! First of all we learned that there was more to meteorites than just being rocks. We were then able to get a "hands on" experience looking through their 40" telescopes at various points in the night sky! A truly memorable experience!
Staff are knowledgeable, the displays clear and interesting and when attending the night sessions the stars are explained in terms that are easy to understand for all ages. My 4 year old granddaughter was able to see specific stars and planets. Questions are welcomed. I would recommend a visit.
Blessed with clear skies (and just 3 people at this hot and less popular time of year), we enjoyed 90 minutes of planet and star gazing, learning about stars that were millions of years old and multi-light years away. Earlier we spent well over an hour in the Cosmos Centre and were able to handle meteorite pieces of various types. Staff were excellent and really knowledgeable, and happy to share their knowledge. Don't miss an opportunity to visit.
This was our second visit. Once again I cannot praise the observatory enough. The attention and information is wonderful, no one was hurried and there was one young person in the group. You must experience this place. Please note it gets very cold at night, always take a jacket.
I had read negative reviews and suspect people were expecting too much. We thought a great experience. I was amazed to see Saturn and its rings through one of their telescopes. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great resource for the local council. Thank you.
We visited the Cosmos centre for the star viewing tour at 7:30pm.
It was a very good hour star gazing.
Although a full house, there were four telescopes in operation and plenty of time to view the stars and planets selected for viewing. Excellent hosting with explanations that satisfied adults but didn’t overwhelm the kids there. Well organised, orderly, all good.
Will be even better when they get their more powerful telescopes up and running in the years ahead.