The Observatory has more than 20 telescopes and is one of the few in the world that can view the whole Southern Hemisphere sky.
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (Regulation) require a consent authority to consider the Dark Sky Planning Guideline for development covered by local environmental plans for Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra and Warrumbungle.
The Regulation also requires:
These measures will limit the amount of light pollution generated by new development in order to protect the observing conditions at the Siding Spring Observatory.
For more information about the Siding Spring Observatory, visit: http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/observatories/siding-spring-observatory
Page last updated: 05/07/2016