Outback Queensland draws visitors from all over the world to admire the natural environment, from the flat plains of the Channel Country to the mesa formations of the Vindex Ranges. As the Museum’s position atop The Jump-Up is bereft of population and light pollution it is the perfect spot to stargaze. The Star Gallery is the perfect place to enjoy some of the darkest skies in the world. The viewing area is free, open year-round and located at the base of The Jump-Up. Bring your telescope, binoculars, picnic and enjoy our spectacular southern skies! “The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum is located on a large mesa called The Jump-Up. Since 2017, the Museum has set up two Sky Quality Meters on The Jump-Up to measure sky brightness. From the collated data, it has been calculated that over 40% of average monthly sky quality measurements are equal to or greater than 21.5 mpsas ((magnitudes per square arc second).”
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!