The universe has spoken, we need your help

The universe has spoken to us and nudged our orbit in a different direction – showing us another landing space for our 21st century planetarium – and  virtual reality and augmented reality interpretive centre which will focus on ‘Life in the Universe’, space research, education, history, and Indigenous Astronomy.

As many of you are aware the Qld Government decided that our plans met the zoning requirements of Crown land in the centre of the town, Doughty Park. However, after much consideration we are now looking at purchasing a block of land so that Council can never withdraw the lease and remove a 7-million-dollar project away from the community.

We can turn this idea from Virtual into Real Reality, but we need your help. How you ask? We need funding

The TM Universe science center will include three features:

  • State-of-the-art planetarium
  • An interpretive centre
  • Small telescope observatory


  • Parking / toilets
  • Shop / coffee
  • Cottages to rent to visiting scientists

Funding Options are:

  1. Build observatory to house the original telescope ‘Buy a Block’ @ $200
  2. Raise capital – a minimum of $5m will be needed
    Make a donation: coming soon!
  3. Buy a 4 acre block of land
    Be one of 8 investors assisting to purchase the ideal block @ $100,000 to be paid back (EFT to NAB, Tamborine Mountain Universe, BSB: 084835, Ac: 809754800)

Naming rights will be given to our major donors, investors and our Build a Block members will be on an Honours Board