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Ships, Clocks & Observatory Stargazing
Fri. 28 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm AEDT
An especially unique experience combining a curator led tour of Australian National Maritime Museum’s Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition, one last time before it leaves the Museum, with a stargazing visit to Sydney Observatory. Ships, Clocks & Stars tells the story of the search for navigating by finding longitude, distance east and west, that frustrated the greatest minds since the late 1400s.
Sydney Observatory was essential to shipping, navigation, meteorology and timekeeping as well as to the study of the stars seen from the Southern Hemisphere. The Observatory exhibition includes a Matthew Flinders Chronometer and sextants as well as the world’s biggest clock, the Transit Circle Telescope. The tour will conclude with stargazing on this special evening.
Includes: Entry to both Museums, curator guides, transfers from ANMM to Sydney Observatory, light supper and complimentary glass of wine.
Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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