Science sights in Brisbane
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In Wickham Park, near Central Station, stands the Old Windmill & Observatory that was first constructed by convicts as a mill for grinding corn. Built in 1828 it's just a fraction older than the Commissariat Stores, making it the oldest surviving building in Brisbane. It is closed to the public.
At the entrance to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, the only stand-alone planetarium in Australia and a wonderland for budding Neil Armstrongs. The observatory has a variety of telescopes and one of the resident astronomers can help pinpoint stars and intergalactic beings. There are also regular shows inside the Cosmic Skydome, which journey into outer space and are narrated by the likes of Harrison Ford and Ewan McGregor.