|Experience the wonder of the universe in your own backyard! This full-size observatory comes complete with your very own high-powered telescope, for optimal stargazing and discreet alien watching.|
|Game||The Sims 4|
|Price in game||§1,500|
|Object type(s)||Activities and Skills|
The Backyard Observatory allows Sims to "Observe the Sky", which raises their logic skill and fun motive, and gives them a focused moodlet. Sims who have achieved level 4 in the mischief skill can "Spy on Neighborhood", which can give them either a bored, embarrassed, flirty, or playful moodlet.
After achieving a high enough level in the handiness skill, Sims can upgrade their observatory. At level 8 they can "Reinforce Telescopic Pivots", which reduces how often the telescope will break. At level 9 they can "Augment Telescopic Eyepiece", which increases the chance to success when using the telescope. The Backyard Observatory is also place where Sims can WooHoo.
A Backyard Observatory can be found in Myshuno Meadows in San Myshuno, that is a personal observatory of the deceased scientist Barnabas Skye. Another Backyard Observatory can be found in the Geekcon festival, that has a unique interaction "Spy On Apartments", which gives Sims a flirty moodlet.