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Sydney Star Trails walking astro tour

Sydney Star Trails walking astro tour

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks, and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am a black hole hunter and a data scientist. I finished my PhD at The University of Sydney in 2017, which focused on a search for a rare type of black holes. For this search I used the data from X-ray space telescopes, Chandra and XMM-Newton. I have been sharing my passion for astronomy with others as a guide at Sydney Observatory for almost 8 years, and love traveling to dark locations to look…
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What we’ll do

You'll learn about the history of astronomy (in Sydney and Australia) whilst walking through the beautiful streets of The Rocks, Millers Point and Dawes Point. There is one astronomy guide for a group of up to 20 people. Your guide will set up a telescope in the second part of the tour to view stars (ONLY if the sky is clear) or faraway buildings (if cloudy). You will also be provided with a drink…

What else you should know

Wear walking shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (in summer), a windproof jacket and a beanie (in winter), a water bottle and a camera. The tour will proceed in both rainy and cloudy weather.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Sweet biscuit
Drinks
Tea
Equipment
Telescope

What to bring

hat
sunscreen
sunglasses
windproof jacket
beanie
camera

Where you'll be

We will starts in the Rocks, then walk up to the Observatory Hill and then down to Dawes Point for a drink and a telescope viewing. The track involves a few stairs but there will be frequent stops along the way for rest. The track can be modified to suit wheelchair access. Please contact host.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Please advise your name on arrival to your astronomy guide, stargazing will ONLY take place with clear skies. Alternative arrangements will be made on cloudy or rainy nights. No refund will apply for…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Wear walking shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (in summer), a windproof jacket and a beanie (in winter), a water bottle and a camera. The tour will proceed in both rainy and cloudy weather.
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Sydney Star Trails walking astro tour
New experience
$42/person
New experience
$42/person