Explore the Universe with The Mobile Observatory!
The universe is a place of wonder and beauty hidden from our view... until it comes alive through the lens of powerful telescopes; and the larger the telescope, the better the views. That's what makes an astronomy experience with The Mobile Observatory so special. Our ultra-compact 2.3m tall telescope offers you unparalleled views of our galaxy and beyond.
Imagine looking through the telescope at a seemingly empty area of sky and seeing a wonderful cluster of 10 million stars sparkling like diamonds, or a galaxy millions of light years away! Even the moon becomes an object of wonder when we 'zoom in' and see its deep craters and tall mountain ranges appear close enough to touch.
We are passionate about sharing this world of wonder with you, so you can expect not only the best views on the night, but also an informative and entertaining experience that will fuel your imagination.
The Mobile Observatory offers a range of stargazing based activities perfect for nature lovers, wonder seekers and those inspired by the extraordinary!
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Unique and Personalised Experiences...
The Mobile Observatory provides a unique range of astronomy based experiences from group astronomy sessions to astro-glamping getaways and private events.
Did you know we can cater for private events in Western Australia? Whether it is a special occasion, fundraiser, corporate event, retreat or packaged deal; if conditions are right and the stars align, we will customise an experience to your needs!
We operate in the South West between November and March. We choose suitable locations away from city lights and block out days around the full moon, to ensure you get the best views.
We are a family business and aim at providing the best astronomy based experience in selected locations within a short drive from popular tourist destinations.
Where can you find us in the South West this summer?
For those who like to relax in comfort and want to make the most of the beautiful dark, starry skies.
Our fully equipped glamping tents come with a set of binoculars a guide to planets and stars and your complimentary copies of 'What's On In The Sky This Month' and our 'Astronomy For Noobs' starters guide; so you can navigate the constellations and have a wonderful experience. Glamping tents are for 2 adults and a minimum 2 night stay applies.
A unique glamping experience for nature lovers and wonder seekers wanting more! Two nights to relax in the comfort of your spacious 5m glamping tent and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of natural bushland and local wildlife. There will be plenty of time to walk along the property's many trails or explore the diverse attractions the Margaret River Region is so famous for, and when darkness sets in, away from city lights, rediscover the beauty of seeing a blanket of stars overhead providing many wonders to be explored .
Your package includes a 2 hour Deep Space Astronomy experience with our powerful 2.3m tall mobile observatory and plenty of viewing time as we cater for small groups.
For more information on our Glamping Packages visit https://themobileobservatory.com/astro-glamping
Location: Acton Park Community Hall, Acton Park
Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays - 8:30pm to 10:00pm *
Between: Tuesday 3 December 2019 and Friday 31 January 2020*
(excludes approx 1 week around full moon. and New Years’ Eve