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The Story of Sydney Observatory

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Explore the rich history of one of Australia’s oldest astronomical landmarks …
Using archival images and objects from the MAAS collection, The Story of Sydney Observatory details the evolution of the astronomical observatory to a working museum.

From the close cultural relationship shared between a colonial lieutenant and a Cadigal woman, to the Melbourne Astrograph telescope used to map the stars of the Milky Way galaxy, the stories inside shed light on the site, people and objects that have helped shape Sydney Observatory into what it is today.

Featuring a range of authors, including award-winning writer Bruce Pascoe and astronomer Nick Lomb.

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Author

Bruce Pascoe, Nick Lomb et al

ISBN

9781863172035

Date Of Publication

May 2018

Distributor

NewSouth Books

Publisher

Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Book Format

Paperback

Number Of Pages

62

Illustrations

Colour and black and white images throughout

Dimensions

225 x 170mm