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Old Melbourne Observatory

Old Melbourne Observatory - Melbourne, Australia
Old Melbourne Observatory
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3141Map
Royal Botanic Gardens
+61 3 9252 2300
Neighborhood: Southbank
Overview

It may have been built in the 19th century, but the views from this miniature observatory are timeless. Originally constructed to photograph the transit of Venus, it now opens regularly to the public for viewings of the moon and planets. Once inside, sit on one side of the dome and murmur a message to a friend on the other. The acoustic properties make your voice seem to jump right into your buddy's ear. When the observatory's closed, you can view it from the outside while eating at the nearby Observatory Cafe.

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