Visit Green Point Observatory!
Look through some big telescopes
Learn about astronomy
The Sutherland Astronomical Society Inc. (SASI) accepts bookings throughout the year for groups of people who are interested in visiting Green Point Observatory. Visits usually consist of an entertaining and informative visual presentation plus an observatory tour and the opportunity to observe the night sky through the society's telescopes (weather permitting).
We recommend that group visits occur around the time of the First Quarter Moon to give visitors an optimum view of Earths' natural satellite. Our members meet every Thursday evening, however most other nights are available for group visits. A typical evening program commences at 7.00pm and concludes 2 hours later, although these times are negotiable.
The cost of a visit is $8 per person, with a $120 minimum charge. Maximum recommended group size is 35. In the event of inclement weather, if viewing through telescopes is not possible, an alternative program will be substituted.
While most of our clients are schools (both primary and secondary) and Scouting/Guide groups, we welcome all groups, such as community groups, service clubs, church groups, and work social clubs.