Welcome to the Ballarat Observatory

On country, land and sky of the Wadawurrung and surrounding clans as far as the eye can see. Over thousands of years the storylines of the land and sky have formed and guided one of the most environmentally sustainable cultures on Earth.
First buildings opened in 1886, known as Oddie Observatory, first large telescope built in Australia now known as the Baker Telescope, opened 1888.
First public disability access Federation – Adcock Telescope, opened 2001.