PRIVATE CHARTER TOUR

Stargazing from Cowan's Private Observatory nestled away in a purpose-built crater. Enhance your knowledge of our Southern skies and ponder the possibilities during an evening of discovery on this private group tour. Plus receive 20% off at the Dark Sky Diner.

We understand that the new Covid-19 Protection Framework can be challenging, this is why we have created a new private experience. This is an exclusive stargazing tour where you'll learn about our Southern skies from one of our expert Astronomy guides, in the privacy of your own 'bubble'.

This is an exclusive stargazing tour where you'll learn about our Southern skies from one of our expert Astronomy guides, in the privacy of your own 'bubble'.

This exclusive experience includes:

  • 75 minutes private guided stargazing tour at Cowan's Observatory (Telescopes: 9.25" + 14" + eVscope)
  • Group photo (sent via email in the week following the experience)
  • 30 minutes private guided visit of the Brashear dome
  • 20% off at our Dark Sky Diner to enjoy before your experience. Bookings at the Dark Sky Diner are recommended during the Red Framework due to limited capacity.

The Crater Experience is a weather dependent activity. If weather conditions prevent us from taking you outdoors (e.g. cloud cover or inclement weather) you'll be offered alternate options including learning about our southern skies from our purpose-built technological and interactive venue. Please read our terms and conditions for further information.

We strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Private Charter Tour is available from Thursday to Monday, bookings by email or phone only.

 

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Pricing 

From September 2021

Private Group (maximum 5 people)

$599

Extra Adult or Child (on request only)    

$99

 

What to Expect

Location

Cowan's Private Observatory.

Time of day

Two departures per evening after twilight (Thursday - Monday)

Stargazing

Using 14" telescopes.

Length of Tour

2 hours

Minimum age

Children must be 5 years and over.

Tour Itinerary

Check In

At Dark Sky Project base 20 minutes prior to departure.

ECW Jacket

Please come prepared, we cannot supply ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) jackets under the Red COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Transport

Travel a 5 minute drive to Cowan's Private Observatory.

Stargazing

Stargaze using the naked eye guided by lasers, 14" telescopes and through our observatory dome.

Transport

Return to Dark Sky Project Base.