Sydney Observatory, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Explore the mysteries of the universe at Sydney Observatory, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Built in 1858, the Observatory features a new 3D virtual theatre, historic and modern telescopes, the exhibition 'By the Light of the Southern Stars', a planetarium, night viewing of the sky and a fascinating selection of astronomy and space videos.

Address: 
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Tel: 
0292170485
Hours: 
10.00am - 5.00pm. Open every night, however bookings for night viewing are essential. ph (02) 9217 0485. Closed Christmas Day
Admission: 
Day-time: General Admission Free. 3D theatre + telescopes: Adult $6.00, Child $4.00, Family $16.00, Member Free, School/Group $6.00.
Night-time: Adult $12.00, Concession $8.00, Family $32.00, School/Group $8.00, Member adult $8.00, Member child $6.00, Member family $22.00
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, services for the hearing and visually impaired, toilets, education programs.
Collection: 
Total of objects held by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences is over 350,000.
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Items

Meade Telescope

Description:
Meade Telescope in North Dome of the Powerhouse Museum's Sydney Observatory.

View of Sydney Harbour

Description:
View of Sydney Harbour from the Observatory

Repeating Circle

Repeating Circle used at Parramatta Observatory

Repeating Circle used at Parramatta Observatory