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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)
Evening tours occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but please call us on 07 4654 7771 if tours appear fully booked or to enquire about other days.
Closed over Christmas period from 23rd December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
March – October: 7 days a week 12:00pm- 7:00pm
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
Wow....fantastic time had under the stars and star gazing. Fantastic facility and setup. Very educational and informative for adults and especially children. A must while in Charleville, booking essential.
What an experience! In the morning we viewed the Sun through one of only 10 Hydrogen Telescopes of that size in the world. The commentary was simply the best.
In the afternoon we saw the "Birth of Planet Earth" which was a stunning film presentation.
The evening Star Gazing at 8.30pm is spectacular through the clear skies of Charleville.
I really highly recommend a visit.
Wow we weren't sure what to expect but this is a must when visiting this lovely Qld town. Because of cover the numbers are reduced but we managed a spot as they put on an extra tour. The things you see with this telescope is amazing. Not just the moon but the craters, so close…
The stars do shine brightly in the western skies!
The knowledgeable guides showed us distant galaxies, nearby stars and four planets in our solar system. We had the opportunity to look through the telescopes that magnified the objects by over 100 times.
We would have enjoyed a longer visit - maybe next time.
I did a small & personal tour on a near new moon night (no moon) and was equally lucky to have it virtually cloudless.
Les, our tour guide, took us to our walled telescope viewing area where he pointed out the viewable planets and stars, then set the programmable telescope for each of our 7 guests to have a look at nebula 165000 lightyears away, clusters, alpha centuri, Mars Jupiter and left the best for last, Saturn with a clear view of the rings separated from the planet. Just fabulous.
Les's commentary was lively and very entertaining, all in all, an experience well worth repeating.
A great memory to record my 2000th TA review :-)