Renovating the blog ready for its 10th birthday

Observations has been running on this site for nearly 10 years now. The very first post, published way back in June 2006, was by our original curator, Dr Nick Lomb, and focussed on the lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails. An appropriately iconic topic for a first post!

To get it ready for its birthday, we’re redecorating and giving the blog some maintenance. From 9am EST on Tuesday 1 March, we’ll be migrating this blog to its new home over on the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) site.

During this maintenance, you’ll still be able to read this blog, access pdfs and the audio files for our sky guides as per usual without interruption. However, commenting will be unavailable until after our maintenance finishes – hopefully by the end of the day. You’ll be able to add your comments and insights again from tomorrow.

We’re aiming for a smooth transition but if there are some disruptions to our regularly scheduled programming, please be patient. Once the process is complete, this blog will look and feel shiny and new but will be accessible from the same links you’ve always used. The rest of our site will also be moved in the weeks after.

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4 responses to “Renovating the blog ready for its 10th birthday

  • When I posted my last post, the date says March 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm. I sent this at 3:40 am in the early morning – suggesting the time is out by 12 hours and also not matching daylight savings.

  • Nice update. Bright and modern.

    However, somewhat confused differentiating between MAAS Info and Sydney Observatory Info. Also I honestly miss the great ‘historical’ feel of the old site, and there is little indicating this is a great historical site with an interesting and complex history.

    Probably just a bit too early to judge, which I assume will be developed in due course.

    • When I posted my last post, the date says March 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm. I sent this at 3:40 am in the early morning – suggesting the time is out by 12 hours and also not matching daylight savings.

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