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Sydney Observatory

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Address: 1003 Upper Fort St | Millers Point NSW, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in 1858 Sydney Observatory is a fascinating heritage site and public...

Built in 1858 Sydney Observatory is a fascinating heritage site and public observatory. The quintessential visit is a night tour of 90 minute duration which includes telescope viewing and a Space Theatre experience with a planetarium experience in cloudy weather. Night tours ($18/22 adult) must be booked and prepaid.

Day tours are designed for tourists and include a Planetarium 'virtual sky' experience, solar viewing (weather permitting) and a Space Theatre in 30-40 minute tours. Entry to the Observatory is free during the day, tours are a small extra charge ($10 adult or you can use the iventure Sydney card) but well worth it to experience astronomy and solar viewing with an astronomer.

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We visited as part of the Heritage Festival 2017 - and ended up with a private tour! Our guide and astronomer Danya was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and we learnt both history... read more

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We visited as part of the Heritage Festival 2017 - and ended up with a private tour! Our guide and astronomer Danya was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and we learnt both history and mechanics.

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And I hope they can provide some more resource ,brochures in other languages.so the parents can help their kids to understand something new easily by their native language .

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Sydney, Australia
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We did the family tour at 6pm. Our guide was really good with the younger kids and very knowledgeable and topically interesting. Great humour too! My 8 year old found it so interesting and loved the hands on nature of the tour. She can't believe she got to see Jupiter and its moons as well as other stars. She loved... More 

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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We loved our recent visit to the Sydney Observatory to see the Ancient Egyptian Skies experience. We were expecting to learn about constellations visible in the Egyptian sky thousands of years ago, however most of the hour long experience was watching a very interesting movie about mummification. That was an enjoyable film but it wasn't what we had booked tickets... More 

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Great - very interesting and a great museum with all the artefacts. Would definitely go again and take friends. Also staff very helpful and informative.

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We did a 8.15pm night tour with a 9 year old girl and disinterested wife. Our tour guide, Adam kept us all entertained and interested (even the wife) he answered all our questions (even the silly ones) in a way that the kids could understand., We had a look through some great telescopes (saw the moons & gas clouds of... More 

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Very well put together tour informative guide. Guide always gave detailed answer's to any questions.

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Our guides passion for sharing information was infectious the night we went. She shared so much information and was able to engage everyone in our group. 2 hours flew by, it was a great night.

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Awesome tour. Glen was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. Planetarium especially great as was telescope

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The tour was very family friendly. My kids (7 and 11yrs) were fully engaged as were the adults. Dimitri was a wonderful, knowledgeable and entertaining guide. One of the best things we have done as a family in Sydney.

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