Gems By Day, Jewels By Night - Rubyvale Observatory
What we will doThe Gems by Day, Jewels by Night Observatory is a fun and fascinating tour into the wonders of the night sky above the Sapphire Gemfields.
While the sapphires take up your day activities, the outback sky provides diamond nights! The powerful 14 inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is perfect for seeing the magnificent clusters throughout the constellations. Look through the eyepiece at the wandering planets and the amazing sight of Saturn's rings and Jupiter's many moons. Gain an insight and understanding of the sheer beauty, size and movement of the sky. Come and enjoy our outback night sky wilderness. Ideal for for novices who would just like an entaining and factual introduction into the brilliant night sky above them.
Hang with the stars!
Rubyvale Observatory Sessions are small groups for adults - no children under 16 years. The session includes a naked eye overview of the night pointing out the major stars, constellations and planets as well as meteors and satellites using a laser pointer. With the telescope we view planets, clusters and nebula and galaxies. We provide abundant time for your viewing. Private(you only) tours are available.
If you are lucky enough to be touring the outback then this is a fun and entertaining introduction to the night sky and an enjoyable experience on the Sapphire Gemfields.
Where we will beRubyvale Observatory Sessions are small groups and include a fun and entertaining overview of the current night sky as well as abundant time on the telescope to see planets , stars and nebula. The observatory is in the grounds of Rubyvale Motel & Holiday units.
35 Heritage Rd, The Gemfields QLD 4702, Australia. See map.
About your guide
Guest requirementsDress to conditions. It can be very cold in winter. Please bring your reading glasses if applicable.
Bookings are essential!
The sessions are for adults - no children under 16.
See our terms and conditions.
07.30pm - 09.00pm Tour of the Night Sky
Rubyvale Observatory Sessions are small groups and include a naked eye overview of the current night sky as well as abundant time on the telescope to see planets , stars and nebula.
2 Reviews for this activity
Ross Kane -
A very enjoyable experience. Our guide was both informative and engaging. Not a single dull moment viewing the night sky both inside and outside the observatory.
Anthony Richard -
A very great experience by a passionate. Good explanations of the stars and constellations. We can see many things with the telescope : Jupiter and their moons, nebula, the moon... Thank you again Michael Guide Response - The wonders of the night sky are simply fascinating. So pleased you enjoyed the experience.