Exploring the outside world is a one of a kind experience and makes you feel like you’re not alone in this world. As astronomers recorded several terrestrial planets, comets, stars, etc., you may wonder what it feels like to see them closely using advanced telescopic technology.

The Sydney Observatory location is on a hill, known as Observatory Hill.  It evolved early in the 19th century from a fort built on a Wind Hill to an Astronomical Observatory project. There are few modern telescopes used by visitors to observe the stars and nearby planets. The Sydney Observatory has a 40 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope designed by the American astronomer and lens designer James Gilbert Baker in 1940 and the historic 29 cm refractor telescope that was built in 1874 and credited to three developers; Jacob Metius, Zacharias and Hans Lippershey.

Image Source | Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Image Source | Refractor Telescope
















The Observatory is now a museum and is open to the public. It imparts a significant role for educational and astronomical purposes with public telescope viewing. The location can easily be accessed by train, bus, ferry or even your personal car.

Date Night Experience

If you’re looking for an enjoyable date night idea and if you’re near  Sydney Centre, stargazing is the most exciting and one of a kind experience for lovers. Tomorrow, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, you and your special someone can both enjoy the balmy spring night star gazing and watching the sunset fall over the Sydney Harbour and enjoy it with drinks in your hand for the rest of the evening (Weather permitting).  Increase the romance with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that will surprise your loved one. You can order them through flower online delivery Sydney for a hassle free and lovely bouquet arrangements that would impart your feelings for the whole evening.

Inside the Observatory

Along with your tour, an experienced astronomer will guide you and answer your questions.  Glance through the advanced telescope and see the Rigel in the Orion constellation – It’s a blue-white star that is said to be twice as hot as our Sun and about 40,000 times brighter than the local stars. Get a realistic feel in the 3D movie theatre of planetary orbits, meteors, comets, asteroids, etc. which is praised by the viewers say for being better than IMAX. The observatory isn’t only for romantic couple getaways. It’s also for family fun and kids experience for educational purposes.

Image Source | Blue-white Rigel via Clark Planetarium

Matthew Vandeputte shared his experience on his YouTube channel, see the video here. He will walk you through the observatory from the centre street of Sydney Australia. Had a fun date night gazed at the stars? Don’t hesitate to share your experience with us below. We would be glad to hear it!