The Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory is situated in Rotary Park behind Town Beach - a short distance from the centre of Port Macquarie.

The Astronomical Observatory was built in 1961/62 through the efforts of Albert York, a retired master builder and architect. A five inch telescope was installed in the building and the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory was born.

An entertaining presentation takes you for a tour of the night sky with spectacular images of astronomical objects.

After the presentation, weather permitting, the evening ends with a look at an astronomical object through the observatory's telescope.

The presentation goes for about one hour and is held regardless of weather.

A gift shop has many inexpensive, educational and fun items for purchase.

The Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory is run by the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Inc. a non-profit voluntary group of people interested in astronomy.

This listing was updated on 07/05/2005 by Port Macquarie Observatory. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.

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