An Observatory For Berowra

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Extract from the Sydney Morning Herald, April 20, 1907.

This week, with the equinox just gone by, it seemed the perfect time to turn attention towards the sky, and particularly the night sky.

Berowra, being away from the city, is a beautiful place to view the nighttime sky, and at one stage, was even considered as the site of an observatory! In 1907, as the excerpt from the Sydney Morning Herald above explains, there were plans afoot to move Sydney Observatory to ‘a more favourable site’. The site suggested, by no lesser person than the Secretary of the British Astronomical Association, Mr Allan Cobham, was Berowra.

Clearly, this plan never came to fruition, but why not? Does anybody know? Imagine how different Berowra could have been if the observatory had been built!

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