Crago Observatory is the The Astronomical Society of NSW (ASNSW)’s “local” dark sky observing site at Bowen Mountain, located a short distance from the northern end of Lt Bowen Road.
The Observatory consists of a large rotating dome housing a high class 16” ƒ/7 Dobsonian Telescope, fitted with Argo Navis and ServoCAT as well as a wide range of eyepieces and star charts available for use with the telescope.
The stargazing nights can be seen on the ASNSW Web Site calender at http://www.asnsw.com/node/1170
Contact Carlos Ortue on 0422 300 649 for further information and to confirm if open.
Bring a torch covered with red cellophane for the short walk to the Observatory from the end of the road. This allows time (~20min) for your eyes to adjust to the dark.
Below is an page taken from the local Historical Society Newsletter, detailing the history of Crago Observatory.