The Astronomer's Monument is one of the attractions of Lightning Ridge.
It is difficult to describe the character of this hand built concrete monster. The owner just used paint buckets and filled them with concrete...so what you see are hu
ndreds of buckets that were filled with concrete to build this bizzare construction.
It is an observatory, but the dome on top of the building open up to make room for the telescope....because the owner doesn't even one one. A sign outside warns anyone "Trespassers will be shot"