At different times over the years, we've visited Dubbo Observatory and remember those experiences as being cold - very cold! Nick and I were guests at a Central Coast astronomy gathering also - and that was another cold evening.
We dressed more warmly for our Charleville Cosmos Centre visit, which meant wearing jeans and jumpers rather than thermal under-wear and ski jackets!
I'm sure being the right temperature added greatly to our appreciation of the evening - and we did thoroughly enjoy ourselves!
Nick knew how many zeros a trillion has - which really impressed the presenter - and we were all super-impressed by the observatory's slide-back roof!
There were four telescopes in use, which worked well for the number of people in the group. Two were height-adjustable, so I stayed with Vaughan at that end (with other shorties)! We saw the Orion nebula, jewel box, Saturn, Jupiter and the moon. Daytime sun-viewing (through a filtered telescope) was available as was an introduction to the night sky (without telescope). It would have been nice to attend more sessions - and I expect we will at some other time but can highly recommend this one!