Budding scientists and astronomy enthusiasts can learn about the history of Sydney Observatory these school holidays to mark the 160th anniversary of Australia’s oldest operating observatory. Since June 1858 Sydney Observatory has set the time for ships in Sydney harbour, charted the night sky and been Sydney’s favourite location for star gazing through telescopes old and new.
Create your own woven star constellation, make your own sun dial, explore how to record weather and learn about the cosmos with activities running daily across the school holidays.
This drop-in event is FREE!
Add a DAY TOUR to make the most of your visit, Look through our safe solar telescope before exploring the Universe in our Planetarium. On a clear day, you can see the Sun, bright stars and maybe the Moon or Venus. Bookings essential for day tours, book online
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