About Kingaroy Observatory
History of Kingaroy Observatory
Originally established in Maidenwell on August 16, 2004, more than 20,000 visitors have viewed the Universe up close, with host astronomer James Barclay, who has over 60 years experience in the Science.
James and his wife Lyn, sunk more than $600K into the business making it the largest, self-funded Astro Tourism business in Queensland.
In early March 2015, the owners moved the entire Observatory buildings to its new location along Geoff Raph Drive, at the Kingaroy airport.
On a dark, cloud-free night, the visitor gets to look through 35cm (14 inch) Meade Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes.
The Observation-Deck where the telescopes are, can seat up to 45 people & the Star-Theatre 70 seats.