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Lost Observatory

Lost Observatory : On the south-western side of Williamsons Park, hidden on a wooded hill top, the foundations of a lost building can be found. This is the site of the Greg Observatory, a Victorian astronomical observatory and nearby Lancaster’s weather station. It was once a popular park attraction alongside the bandstand and Temple of the Winds. The observatory also provided a reminder of a lesser known part of Lancaster’s industrial past and its connection with one of the North West’s cotton empires – Samuel Greg and Company – the centre of which was based at Quarry Bank Mill at Styal in Cheshire.


Astronomy : Astronomy lessons are spent learning the names of stars and the movements of planets. It is much the same as the study of astronomy in the muggle world. The subject is a required class from year one until year five, and becomes an optional subject for the final two years.

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