The Port Macquarie Observatory is run by the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Inc. a non profit voluntary group of people interested in astronomy. The observatory is situated in Rotary Park behind Town Beach a short distance from the centre of Port Macquarie.
The main reason that visitors come to the Port Macquarie observatory is to experience the presentation and to look through the observatory telescopes at objects in the southern sky. They are also informed of the significance of what they are viewing and how far back in time the events being observed have occurred.
The observatory is open to the general public on Sunday and Wednesday nights throughout the year. Special presentations to patrons such as school, church, tourist and community service groups may be booked outside these set evenings.
The observatory is also open to the public on other occasions when there are significant astronomical occurrences.
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