William St/Stewart St
Ph. 6583 1933
Port Macquarie Observatory has been established since 1962 and was originally built as a Rotary Club project for the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association under the guidance of Albert York. It was officially opened in 1965 by Dr.Harley Wood, the then government astronomer.
Housing a modern 14” reflecting telescope and several smaller amateur instruments including an 8 inch Celestron, two 6 and 8 inch Newtonians, plus a 114mm reflector, the Observatory is open each Sunday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and conducts regular weekly public viewings of the night sky. Included in the program are our popular colour slide lectures on the Universe using the most up to date images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Entry is by donation only.