Grove Creek Observatory
Grove Creek Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Trunkey Creek, New South Wales, Australia. It advertises that it has the darkest night skies and best seeing conditions of any observatory in Australia. It is located about 4 hours drive from Sydney, Australia. It is run by Jim Lynch and Greg Ford.
It is a non-profit research facility associated with the Astronomy programme at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA and also provides remote internet access to its telescopes to other educational facilities and professional astronomers.
Minor Planet 217603 ("Grove Creek") was discovered at this observatory by F. Tozzi on 9 May 2008.