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Stargazing - Flinders Ranges - Wilpena Pound Resort
A seasonal tour at Wilpena Pound Resort during Autumn and Spring school holidays (see below for dates). 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 minute guided astronomy tour. What to bring: - dress warmly, it gets cold in the evenings - (optional) a small red torch, so you don't destroy your night vision with a white torch. *** You do not need to be a guest at Wilpena Resort to attend this session. *** If the weather is unfavourable for astronomy, we will contact you and offer either an alternate date or full refund ***
Dates for Spring 2017 are:
Sep 27 & 29 @ 7:30pm
Oct 1, 3 & 5 @ 8:30pm (an hour "later" due to Daylight Saving)
Dates for Autumn 2018 are:
Apr 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 @ 7:30pm
Meet at the Solar Power Station Lookout carpark 5 minutes prior to commencement of tour (location map). Look for our roadside flashing red light.
Cost $35 per adult, $25 per child, $100 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children). 2 to 20 people per tour.
Download our timelapse video of a Wilpena stargazing tour (MP4, 38MB, no audio).