Tasmania’s clean air, long winter nights, and low levels of light pollution make it one of the best spots in Australia for stargazing. Just 15 minutes outside Hobart, you’ll find a dark haven overlooking the Coal River Valley that’s home to both the Mount Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and, just down the road, one of Tasmania’s most renowned wineries, Frogmore Creek. We invite you to join us for a celebration of astronomy, the cosmos, and the best of Tasmanian food and wine under gloriously dark skies.

Start the evening with an optional tour of the Radio Telescope with Dr Simin Salarpour and Dr Warren Hankey, taking in the control room and the Grote Reber Museum, as well as a chance to check out the Astronomical Society of Tasmania’s observing sheds and equipment. Then head down the road to Frogmore Creek for a delicious candle-lit dinner of beautiful local produce by head chef Mark Burne and featuring talks by two legends of Australian astronomy: Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Kirsten Banks. You’ll have ample opportunity to chat with the speakers and head outside to enjoy telescopes and guided stargazing.

The dinner includes a glass of Single Block Series Pinot Meunier Sparkling or non-alcoholic option on arrival. Other beverages will be available for purchase

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
Step into a musical time machine as our flagship orchestra transports you to an era of great societal upheaval and political uncertainty. And no, it is not 2020.
4 May 2024 - 4 May 2024
Hindley Street Country Club
Hindley Street Country Club bringing all the songs you love, live at Wrest Point Casino for one night only!
31 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast - MyState Bank Arena - Friday May 31
19 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
Crochet classes
Learn the basic crochet stitches in a small group setting and make your very first granny square in 2 hours!
13 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
Dark Mofo presents Winter 2024
Dark Mofo, Mona’s midwinter festival in Tasmania, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
10 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
Paint The Town Red 2024
As the winter months set in, nipaluna / Hobart and southern Tasmania are getting ready to celebrate with Dark Mofo Presents Winter 2024 and Paint
11 May 2024 - 10 May 2025
Tasmanian Produce Market
The Hobart Twilight Markets showcases a wide variety of Tasmanian eats, drinks and artisans, along with live music from local talent.
1 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2025
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
11 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
The Mousetrap
THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! As news spreads of a murder in London,
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