Astronomy in Ballarat

balaarat observatory4 1500x1000Come and find out all about the Ballarat Muncipal Observatory and Museum and the Ballarat Dark Sky Community at the expo! 

You could become a member and look through the 18th to 21st century (including the first disability access telescope in Australia designed and built by members) telescopes, or come along to one of the many events!

This Observatory, situated at Mount Pleasant in Ballarat, was established on the initiative and with the financial support of James Oddie, and was formally opened to the public in 1886. When Oddie presented the Observatory to the people of Ballarat, it became the first municipal observatory in Australia.