Sydney Observatory

The Sydney Observatory is one of the major branches of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences. A heritage site, the museum has been used by government scientists throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, with public access provided only in 1982 when the building became a museum. Visitors can check out some fascinating heritage objects here, including the Time Ball timekeeping device and the country’s oldest telescope. Other exhibits showcase the history of Australia’s relationship with the cosmos, from Aboriginal stories to space flight videos.

Sydney Observatory

  • 1003 Upper Fort St

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