The Backyard Universe
Stargazing & astronomy experiences.
Nature, scenery, food & wine tours.
Stargazing - Fleurieu Peninsula - McLaren Vale
Treat yourself or your family to a truly inspiring and personalised tour of the cosmos. We do a multicultural tour of the constellations with our laser pointer. We'll show you the magnificent night sky through our large, powerful telescopes. You'll see stars, clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies and more with one of Australia's most experienced astronomical guides. This is one journey you won't soon forget!
Price includes: - 90 min guided astronomy tour. What to bring: - dress warmly (even in summer, it gets cold in the evenings) - (optional) a small red torch, so you don't destroy your night vision with a white torch. *** If the weather is unfavourable for astronomy, we can do a presentation using planetarium software & images. ***
These tours are available at the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre on Friday evenings.
Dates & times for the rest of 2017 are:
Jul 14 & 28 @ 8pm
Aug 11 & 25 @ 8pm
Sep 8 @ 8pm
Oct 27 @ 9pm
Nov 10 & 24 @ 9:30pm
Dec 8 & 22 @ 9:30pm
Contact us to arrange a different date for your group.
Meet in the carpark 5 minutes prior to commencement of tour.
Cost $35 per adult, $25 per child, $100 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). 3 to 20 people per tour.