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Melbourne Observatory

Starry Skies night tours) is currently not running, However the ASV hopes to have these sessions up and running again in the near future.

Melbourne Observatory commenced operations in 1863 and achieved a great deal of practical value for Victoria before it was decommissioned from official Government work in 1945. Melbourne Observatory site has been under the stewardship of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria since the mid 1990s. In early 2018 it was added to the National Heritage list as part of the "Melbourne Domain and Memorial Precinct". It is truly a National treasure and well worth a visit.

The reinstallation of the reconstructed Great Melbourne Telescope of 1869 in its original building at the Melbourne Observatory is underway with the instigation of the ASV.

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