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Throughout your time in Charleville, the Cosmos Centre offers a variety of activities, let us take you on a journey through the Cosmos learning about far flung wonders and stories closer to home.
Come and enjoy our passionate guides, experience the night sky as our ancestors did and learn about objects that have plummeted from the skies to land here in the Outback Queensland.
November – February: Monday – Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (closed weekends)
Closed over Christmas period from 23rd December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
March – October: 7 days a week 12:00pm- 9:00pm
Evening tours occur 7 days a week, Please call us on 07 4654 7771 if tours appear fully booked or if you have any other enquiries.
Small & Personal
The majesty of he night sky is best shared with loved ones and our Small and Personal offers the exclusive opportunity to do just that.
We invite you to gather around the fire as you gaze up at the wonders of the universe as our guides tells you tales from our ancestors, echoing our forefathers who told the same stories throughout the ages.
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What our other visitors are saying
We attended the 7:30pm Big Sky Observatory tour and it was an excellent experience and I would certainly recommend it. The senior guide presenting the show did an awesome job as did her colleagues who looked after the very impressive telescopes.
The show has a very impressive start but I won’t give that away. We found the show informative and entertaining.
Also, the enthusiasm and passion for space, stars and astronomy from the guide and her colleagues was so good to see, and made the show even more interesting. Thank you
My wife and I attended both the sun viewing and big sky observatory and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
The sun viewing gave us an opportunity to observe the sun directly through the centre's special solar telescope. I'm not aware of that being available to the public anywhere else, so it's a great chance to see the sun up close. We saw a solar flare as well as the turbulent surface of the sun, which was wonderful.
The night sky was crystal clear the night we joined the viewing and it was, as ever, spectacular. We were able to see nebula, galaxies other than our own and other wonders.
We can't recommend it highly enough.
Last and certainly not least, a big shout out to the guides and colleagues at the Cosmos Centre who led the viewings beautifully. They were very knowledgeable and entertaining.
They're a real asset to the centre.
This was on my bucket list and it did not disappoint.
The guides were so very informative, helpful and keen to please us. We will definitely go again and it has reignited our interest in stargazing . Definitely something everyone should do and we went off peak so didn't have crowds :)
The centre also have a cafe inside with wonderful food and coffee that you can take with you while you wonder through and check out all the centre has to offer including a gift shop.
We took part in three different tours - Universal Dreaming, Sun Viewing and the Big Sky Observatory. All of the 3 tours were incredible. It was fascinating to see solar flares so close up and at night time we got to see the rings of Saturn. It was an experience I can highly recommend.
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
We booked the Small and Personal Tour of the stars with the large 30inch telescope and it was amazing! No moon that night and clear skies. We had a fantastic time!
We saw Jupiter + 4 moons, Saturn + 4 moons, the Jewel Box, a red dwarf, Alpha Centauri, two globular clusters, the Homunculus and LOTS more.
Thank you for giving us a great experience!