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Welcome to
The Port Macquarie Observatory

The Port Macquarie Observatory is run by the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Inc. a non profit voluntary group of people interested in astronomy. The observatory is situated in Rotary Park behind Town Beach a short distance from the centre of Port Macquarie.

The Port Macquarie Observatory acknowledges Australia's First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders - past and present - and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples.

Astrophotography © Roger Gifkins

The Port Macquarie Astronomical Association feel responsible for your health and well-being and would like to contribute to slowing down the spread of Coronavirus.

We have decided to suspend all activities at our observatory until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you again soon.

Come to our astronomy open nights

Look through the telescope!

Find out about space and the cosmos by joining in on our open nights. Club members present on a range of topics in our theatre and you can look through the telescope at the moon, Saturn or Jupiter. You might even see a nebula!

Entertaining presentations cover various astronomical topics, or take you for a tour of the night sky and our place in the universe 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 1 hour and is held regardless of weather.

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 Our new new science and astronomy centre project

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Port Macquarie Observatory Associations planned new visionary building are the culmination of about 15 years' work. We have spent that time developing, understanding and refining the suggestions of our members after numerous workshops and consultations. The building will replace the existing observatory which was built by Rotarians in 1962.

The new observatory will enable the association to continue to provide valuable astro/science education programs but in an exciting, new purpose-built facility.

The new complex will become an astronomy/science hub and have presentations and static and tactile displays to suit all ages.

The planned $3.5m to $4m project will be constructed in stages.

Contact Us

Our Address

Rotary Park
Stewart St
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Inc.
P.O. Box 1453
Port Macquarie, NSW,  2444

Open Nights

Open Nights are Wednesdays and Sundays from 7.15PM

Currently closed due to COVID-19