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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, enjoy the night sky as our ancestors did and learn about objects that have plummeted from the skies to land here in the Outback Queensland.
March – November: 7 days a week 12:00pm- 9:00pm
DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE HAD TO REDUCE NUMBERS ON EACH TOUR TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES. IF YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 07 4654 7771.
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 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 tales throughout the ages.
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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.