Mallee sky an Observatory at Wunkar in the Riverland of South Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Observatory measures 5 metres in diametre, has a rotating dome set on top of a circular room. The mezzanine floor is accessed by a contoured staircase which is easy to climb.

There is a viewing area adjacent to the Observatory.

Each month brings different objects into the sky, some of these exciting wonders are:

  • Craters and mountains on the moon
  • Saturn with its spectacular rings
  • Large galaxies that are millions of light years away
  • Spectacular nebulae - open and globular clusters
  • The Orion nebula, the largest nebula in the sky - birthplace of stars
  • Jupiter and its four moons

Observatory at Wunkar in the Riverland of South Australia

The Observatory

A knowledge of the sky is not necessary as Adrian will guide you around the different telescopes and binoculars alerting you to the wonderful formations.

The Telescopes include a (310mm) cassagrain on equatorial mount, (200mm) dobsonion mounted newtonion type and 20x80 binoculars.

Local farmer, Peter Heinrich turning up a converter sleeve to enable fitment of 2" eyepieces to the telescope.

Phone:0429 876 242 or email info@malleesky.com

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