Unique accommodation with an astronomical observatory
  • Our night sky tour introduces guests to the beauty of the heavens by using a 46 cm
  • No more than 6 guests are allowed in the dome to maximise individual viewing time.
  • The session starts at 20:30 lasting for 40~50 minutes (one session only).
  • This is a complimentary activity for our guests and, in principle, offered once during
    your stay. If the first viewing is limited because of clouds, you are welcome to join the
    tour again.
  • Our night sky tour is for our staying guests only, not for the public.
                   The night sky tour is unsuitable for children under 8 years of age.
Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
28146 New England Highway, Ballandean,
Queensland 4382, Australia
Email: twin-star@bigpond.com
Phone: 07 4684 1135
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Study Sky maps  before the
night sky tour. It will be very
useful to maximise your night
sky tour experience.
Our night sky tour is exclusive to our staying guests. For the general
public and tourists we recommend the following observatories:  
Observatories open to the general public
Information for amateur astronomers
If you are an amateur astronomer, please read this. You will find
out about the sky conditions at the Guesthouse.
Unique Stanthorpe
with an astronomical
Clean & affordable
place to stay
in the Granite Belt
Stanthorpe accommodation; Ballandean accommodation;
Unique B&B accommodation in Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt in Queensland, Australia
Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
The Stars and Fog
The sky over the Guesthouse. This time-lapse
photograph was created by Japanese
astrophotographer Mr. Habu during his stay at the
Guesthouse in May, 2011.
The Milky Way and the Guesthouse dome
Copyright (C) 2013 Shigeto Hirabayashi