"Sydney Observatory" Historic Buildings Tip by Quero
Historic Buildings, Sydney: 15 reviews and 29 photos
Although the observatory is in the Rocks district, it isn't something that you might just walk past and decide to enter. You have to cross a park and climb a hill.
Once you arrive, though, you will be treated to a small, but interesting display of exhibits outlining the history of astronomical observation in Sydney. As you meander up and down stairwells, along passages and though the various rooms of the old observatory building, you may be surprised to find not only the scientific tools used in the past to explain what we see happening in the sky, but also a display depicting stories from aboriginal mythology. Back on the ground floor, in a room behind the entrance lobby, you can watch 3-D slide shows on selected topics (you wear special glasses to simulate the 3-D effect).
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