Special Events

  • Dreamtime astronomy: a planetarium and stargazing experience
    This new one hour tour allows everyone to engage with the Dreamtime Stories of the night sky. The tour is run by our Aboriginal Astronomy guides on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings and includes a planetarium and telescope experience.
  • Stargayzing at Sydney Observatory
    Enjoy the stars whilst sipping on a solar system inspired cocktail and canapés specially designed by renowned chef Claire de Lune. Claire is the executive chef at Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon and has appeared on both TV and radio in programs for the ABC, SBS and Channels 9 and 10. Claire also took part …
  • Valentine’s Day at Sydney Observatory
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour followed by stargazing with a drink in hand. Enjoy telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), indulge in delicious treats and be seduced by live jazz music under the stars.
  • Celestial Summer Night Programs
    January 2015 is predicted to be hot, hot hot. So get out and about to Sydney Observatory and enjoy the evening telescope viewing, hearing amazing stories of the night sky and soaking up the atmosphere in one of the most important heritage and scientific sites in Australia.













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