Observatory Late is a monthly program presented under the stars on the grounds of the Sydney Observatory.
This free program will be held each month featuring a night of stargazing, talks from leading astronomers, music and performance with food and beverages from leading NSW producers and wine makers on offer.
Built in 1858, Sydney Observatory is positioned on the highest point of Sydney Cove, boasting panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and is considered a site of ‘state significance’. The Observatory plays a central role in the history of timekeeping, meteorology and astronomy in Australia. In over 160 years it has kept time for New South Wales, established one of the longest continuous weather records in Australia and catalogued 430,000 stars in the southern sky.
The late-night series is led by events in the night sky, including live astronomy talks and telescopes for viewing. Musicians perform live, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Sydney Observatory Residents will present special programs responding to astronomical and calendar events, and the Powerhouse collection.