Stockport Observatory

Stockport Observatory

Stockport Observatory is just 3kms from the Glenhaven Park campsite and houses the largest telescope in South Australia. Located in the small town of Stockport (6kms north-east of Hamley Bridge) approximately 80kms north ofAdelaide. It provides a convenient astronomical facility away from the light pollution which surrounds Adelaide (population 1 million).

The Society owns two large observatories in Stockport. One of them (foreground) houses an 12-inch (30cm) Schmidt-Cassegrain, while the Charles Todd Observatory (background) houses the Society’s largest telescope at present – the Jubilee Telescope.

 

Stockport Observatory Telescope

 

 

To find out more about Stockport Observatory, their website is https://www.assa.org.au/facilities/stockport/

Bookings and prices are listed here, https://www.assa.org.au/events/school-and-group-visits/ ,

Or, https://www.assa.org.au/facilities/stockport/group-and-private-bookings/

Groups can be up to 60 in total.

 

Stockport Observatory

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