Melbourne Observatory

Melbourne Australia Information and City Guide

The Melbourne Observatory is a scientific research institution in Melbourne Australia.  It was established in 1862.

The initial purpose for the observatory was to maintain an accurate time reference for the former British Colony.  It was subsequently used for weather forecasting and astronomical research.

Melbourne Observatory, Victoria Australia
Melbourne Observatory, Victoria

Public tours of this historic observatory are provided from the Astronomical Society of Victoria.

If you visit the observatory on a clear evening, you'll be able to seen the southern sky using one of the historic telescopes.

The Melbourne Observatory is located between the Royal Botanic Garden and Shrine of Remembrance.

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