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Lunar Tours at Melbourne Observatory

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Published July 17th 2011
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Take a step back in time at the Royal Observatory of Melbourne with rare opportunities to gaze at the moon through Melbourne's first telescope. Experienced astronomers from the Astronomical Society of Victoria step you back to a time when computers were female mathematicians trail blazing the way for women in the workforce and advanced planetary calculations were done with pen and paper to amazing degrees of accuracy.

Discover why the Moon can appear to wobble, why Jupiter's Great Red Spot storm has been raging for hundreds of years or why Saturn would float on water.

If you're really lucky you may get a peak into the future too, as Barry shows off his state of the art night vision goggles!

Planet' well and you may be able to squeeze in a visit to the Shrine beforehand.

Check out the tour times here.

These tours are suitable for all ages, though due to the confined natured of the space and the historical buildings, people with mobility issues may have difficulty participating.
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Why? Stare into space
When: All year
Where: Melbourne Observatory Birdwood Avenue South Yarra
Cost: $14 adult, $10 concession, $40 family
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