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Severing access to the night sky and our past

Sydney Observatory - will it be hemmed in by development?

For over 165 years Sydney Observatory has been the home of science, invention, and ingenuity. It led the way with mapping the southern hemisphere, it kept the official time and chartered weather.

It did this from the highest point in the harbour with clear access to the night sky.

Building on this site is robbing future generations of night sky curiosity. The building may remain, but if you cut off the access to the night sky, you sever the connection to the very reason it is there.

You can have your say today (closes 8 August) on how you feel this land should be used.

This interview with Phillip Thalis and Simon Marnie gives good insights:



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