"VISIT THE SYDNEY OBSERVATORY" Sydney Observatory Tip by DennyP

Sydney Observatory, Sydney: 6 reviews and 14 photos

Sited for its location ..The Sydney Observatory sits on the site of what was an old fort the area was then known many years ago as "Widndmill Hill" . nowadays, appropriately named "Observatory Hill"..Located high above the Rocks area on a nicely grassed opened space with superb views of the Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.This is a nice place to spend some time while in Sydney.
This Astronomical and Interplanetary Observatory is a working Museum that contains the oldest telescope in Australia ,being the 29 CM Refractor Telescope built in 1874 that is still in regular use today. In 1982 The government of the day decided that this Sydney Observatory was to be converted in to a Museum and is now a part of the PowerHouse Museum complex. .The evening visit time is extremely popular and is wise to book when wanting an evening interplanetary "look" at the stars..
There is a self guided scientific walking tour available from the i Tunes store $1.99

Address: Watson Rd. Observatory Hill The Rocks..
Directions: above The Rocks Area up through the "Argyle cut"


Phone: (02)9921-3485
Website: http://observatory @phm.gov.au

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 27, 2011
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