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Star & Dark Sky Events & Attractions

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Dark Sky awakens Festival

May 8th - 10th 2020

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Dress up in your favourite Intergalactic outfit, enter an alternative universe & join us for a full weekend of exciting events including a Trivia night, Star Wars Lego, a space age scavenger hunt, the science of Star Wars, Lasar Tag, and Jedi Meditation. A special attraction will be the Sons of Obiwan offering light sabre displays and lessons for the un-initiated. The highlight of the weekend will be the The Dark Sky Awakens Intergalactic Ball with entertainment from the Starman himself - David Bowie tribute master, Jeff Duff & his band Bowie Unzipped. Check us out on; or our Facebook page. Event ticketing is being handled by

And More Dark Sky Events & Activities throughout the year

Science in the Pub 2019

Star Fest kicks off every October long weekend and has some key events... Science in the Pub, Siding Spring Open Day, Bok Lecture and more. A great weekend to explore everything space! Get in early as many of these events sell out! Follow link for further details.

Star Wars Festival Community meeting

Coonabarabran will be hosting a Star Wars Festival from May 8th - 10th in 2020. Check out the details, register for updates on the Festival website and May the Force be with you!

Winner Andrew Davis of Widefield Warrumb

"Capture the Cosmos - Under the Warrumbungle Dark Sky" commenced it's inaugural astrophotography competition in 2019 with 86 stunning entries. An exhibition is now on tour with 19 of these images. Follow our links for details and to enter in 2020!

Space Mural on Bakery wall

Check out this crowd funded mural in Little Timor Street Coonabarabran... it is out of this world! Follow link for more images of this awesome mural's creation. Grab a selfie and add the #ILoveCoonabarabran #WarrumbungleDarkSkyPark

Milroy - Star gazing with Donna the Astr

Come stargazing at Milroy Observatory COONABARABRAN. see the Stars and planets in our dark skies near Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park with Donna the Astronomer


Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran in central western NSW, is Australia's first Dark Sky Park and the first in the southern hemisphere. The park is renowned for its stargazing opportunities thanks to its crystal-clear night skies, low humidity, high altitude and world-class astronomy research facility at nearby Siding Spring Observatory.

Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory is Australia's premier optical astronomical research facility. Located 27 kilometres west of Coonabarabran. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Exploratory with hands on activities and information about the universe, the solar syste

Night view of Space Mural

To check out what else to discover whilst in Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle Shire check out Coonabrabran Attractions!

World's Largest Solar Drive

Launch into Coonabarabran, Central NSW, on the Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive and explore the planets as it you were hurtling through space. Journey through the Solar System and picturesque countryside on one or all of the five drives that lead to Australia's largest optical astronomy centre (which you will find the sun), Siding Spring Observatory is one of the country's largest centres for optical astronomy research. Stop and visit each sign to learn fasci

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