Find Sydney observatory, which looks old and obsolete outside, with a large number of precision instruments from miniature to giant observatories in it. From the beginning of the 19th century, some of them are still fully functional. I have been curious about the universe since I was a child, and have a good eye!
The only place in Sydney where astronomical phenomena can be seen is through high-power telescopes, where many wonderful scenes are presented. The Observatory building was the first windmill built in the colonies. It was built in 1858 and has an English style Argyle place. This is the New South Wales Historic Architecture.
On the hillside near Sydney Harbour, such an observatory has been built for a long time and now exists as a scenic spot. There is a display of astronomical instruments, as well as explanatory text and pictures. There is not much room in the wall, just like a house. Outside the hillside is very good, specially used to take wedding photos, often see three or two couples take wedding photos. There are big trees, lawns and wooden watchtowers. You can see the harbour bridge and the sea under the hillside. Many citizens come here for leisure and many children run around on the grass.
Two times a day, the Observatory watches astronomical telescopes and two or three 3D cosmic science and education films. We attended the afternoon scene. Two families, two small families, totaled $20. We saw solar flares and Mercury. The staff asked us to shake the dome of the Observatory. The dome could open and close, and then he could turn it around. Adjust the direction of the telescope, find the sun or stars to see, and let's take turns to see them. In addition to four of us, three other tourists also took part in the event. A person's fee is $7. Then, we followed the guide to a small movie studio and watched several 3D short films about the universe. The last one was that we could vote for it. The children proposed to see black holes. Everyone saw black holes without any objection. These movies are similar to those of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. The one about the universe can also be viewed sideways and manipulated by the worker as if it were a hologram.
The telescope will be inside the roof. It can observe the sun during the day and the moon at night. You can learn a lot about astronomy. From the Astronomical Hill, you can see the night view of the Moon Playground on the other side, as well as the best view of Sydney Harbour and Bay Bridge. Weddings sometimes take place on the top lawn on weekends.
The construction of this Observatory is quite interesting. It has four circles, representing the sun and the moon. There are also four circles which represent the sadness of the moon. We have learned a lot about astronomy, but we can't understand it very well in English.
The primary purpose of the establishment of the astronomical museum was to inform people of the exact time, which is why time ball is the most important building. Of course, it also has the function of studying astronomy and celestial bodies. The time ball rises to its highest level before 1 p.m. and falls to show the time. The high ground of the Astronomical Museum is a good place to view the Sydney Habor Bridge and the first-line harbour panorama. These are the scenes that make the current astronomical museum open to the public to hold birthday parties and wedding.
Geoff was an excellent guide with well targeted delivery for the adults and kids in our school holiday evening tour.