Melbourne Observatory 150th AnniversaryPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Observatory.
Melbourne Observatory was constructed between1861 and 1863 1862 serve as a scientific research institution for the rapidly growing city of Melbourne, the capital of the colony of Victoria. The observatory was tasked by the Victorian government with maintaining an accurate time reference for the colony through observations of stars using a transit telescope as well as general astronomical research. The site chosen was a gentle hill adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
|Address:||Birdwood Avenue , Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, 3141|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.829763|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1863|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2013|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 23rd November, 2013|