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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted
This privately-owned astronomical facility was commissioned at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia in 2006. Interested members of the public are welcome to take part in our regular astronomy courses, which include nightly viewing through the Ritchey-Chretien robotic telescope. About the Observatory
ASTRO NEWS THE SKY TONIGHT SKY HIGHLIGHTS IN 2022 PICTURE GALLERY LOCAL NEWS
NOTE: The Observatory will be closed to the public for the duration of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health emergency, due to Government regulations regarding social distancing and limited numbers of people permitted in rooms of the Observatory's size (16 square metres). This closure is in effect until further notice, although exceptions may be made if requested.
HANDS-ON COURSES IN ASTRONOMY:
Introductory Course for beginners: Meet the Stars ! Advanced Course: Exploring the wonders of the Universe
General Level: Understanding the Universe, and how we discovered this knowledge
300 ASTRONOMY AND SPACE WEBLINKS YOUR QUESTIONS
Telescopes Stars Constellations FOR TEACHERS
Sunshine Coast residents who would like to contact the Observatory are invited to email us.
MAPLETON TRAMWAY website STORIES FROM EARLY NAMBOUR website
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