The Story of Sydney Observatory
Explore the rich history of one of Australia’s oldest astronomical landmarks.
Using archival images and objects from the MAAS collection, The Story of Sydney Observatory details the evolution of the astronomical observatory to a working museum.
From the close cultural relationship shared between a colonial lieutenant and a Cadigal woman, to the Melbourne Astrograph telescope used to map the stars of the Milky Way galaxy, the stories inside shed light on the site, people and objects that have helped shape Sydney Observatory into what it is today.
Featuring contributions from a range of authors, including award-winning writer Bruce Pascoe and astronomer Nick Lomb.