Rubyvale Observatory is open for sessions

with people staying as guests at the Rubyvale Motel.

Bookings are essential as we only do a small group.

The ‘Gems by Day, Jewels by Night’ Observatory is a fascinating tour into the wonders of the night sky above the Sapphire Gemfields. While the sapphires take up your day activities, the outback sky provides diamond nights.


The powerful 14” Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is perfect for seeing the magnificent clusters and colours of stars throughout the constellations. Look through the eyepiece at the ‘wandering’ planets and the amazing sight of Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s many moons. Gain an insight and understanding of the sheer beauty, size and immensity of the universe. Come and enjoy our outback night sky wilderness.

Inside View of the Rubyvale Observatory.

Rubyvale Observatory Sessions

SESSION PRICE:  is $45 per person

Night Session Time:  Check when Booking       


Rubyvale Observatory Sessions are small groups and include a naked eye overview of the current night sky as well as abundant time on the telescope to see planets , stars and nebula. If you are lucky enough to be touring the outback and are not familiar with the night skies that you will enjoy, then this is the essential introduction to the enjoyment and awe of the night sky. 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL and you must be a guest at the Rubyvale Motel - Please email or phone to make a booking