The Observatory has one of the most comprehensive collections of instruments in Regional Australia, ranging from 18th to 21st centuries and including the first disability access telescope in Australia designed and built by members. A recently installed Hearing Loop in Baker Hall, with funding provided by the City of Ballarat , supports volunteers and visitors with additional needs to participate.
Events can include music which compliments the unique charm of the Observatory. One of many musical events below.
Jennifer Fowler “Threaded Stars 2” (2006) for solo harp, performed by Jacinta Dennett. Photography, Adrian Dennett, Port Campbell, April 20, 2018, video Ben Plazzer, Ballarat Municipal Observatory, May 11, 2019, and Audio Recording, Haigelbagel Productions, April 8, 2019, Hanson
The Baker Telescope Room hosting Moonlover – ‘Shangri-La’ (Be_Hear / Now) during Covid times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boL1_2iGtPc 2021