Accommodation on Siding Spring Mountain
Due to the recent bush fire and destruction of the ANU's Lodge, this facility is obviously no longer available for visiting observers. Instead, the ANU has set up temporary accommodation on the site where the old lodge was located.
Please continue to use the Observer Travel Notification Form. This form is currently being updated, however the old version will work as before.
If you are requesting that payment for accommodation be made by the AAO please indicate this on the Observer Travel Notification Form - NOTE: This is subject to approval.
Upon your Arrival at Siding Spring
After arriving at Siding Spring, you'll probably want to first locate where you are staying. Most visitors now stay at the temporary accommodation that has been set up on the site where the old lodge used to be. You can park your car out the front.
If you had filled out the Observer Travel Notification Form, then we will know that you are coming and your name should be on one of the doors. After you have settled in, you can head over to the AAT building. Enter through the first set of glass doors and use the phone to contact your support astronomer. Your support astronomer will take you to the 1st floor, where you will be shown where your desk is. You will be given a flash light and a letter from the AAO with additional information.