Experience the night sky through the telescope at The Heights School in metropolitan Adelaide!
The Heights Observatory is operated by the Astronomical Society of South Australia together with the school and is primarily for school students to gain hands-on experience with their Astronomy studies and to show the public the night sky.
Public Viewing Nights
Weather permitting and for a small admission fee (adults $5; students under 15 $1), you can join the fun at a public viewing night. There is no need to book – just turn up on the night. The next viewing night is scheduled for Friday 26 October 2012 at 8:30pm. If you are unsure about the weather, call (08) 8338 1231 or visit the Astronomical Society of South Australia.
Getting to the Heights Observatory
The Heights Observatory is located on the grounds surrounding The Heights School at Modbury Heights. Enter via the driveway on Augustus Street and park in the carpark next to the observatory.
The Heights School
The Heights School is a Pre-school to Year 12 school located in the foothills of north-eastern Adelaide on an extensive 12 hectare property. The school is close to public transport, a large shopping and cinema complex and extensive sporting and recreational facilities including swimming, bowling and skate boarding.
The Heights School hosts both short and long term international student programs as well as exciting Study Tours for high school students wishing to study abroad. International students have the opportunity to take part in the school’s gifted and talented program, specialist cricket, and all other programs offered at the school.
Read their school profile for more information on student support services, sporting activities and special interest programs!