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Introduction

Weather is closely related to our everyday life. Inclement weather poses great threat to life and property. With the aim of ensuring public safety, the Hong Kong Observatory (the Observatory) was established in 1883. Regular meteorological observations conducted by the Observatory commenced in the following year.

The Observatory, one of the departments with the longest history, has transferred many valuable archival records to the Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service for preservation over the years. To mark the 135th anniversary of the Observatory, PRO and the Observatory co-organised this exhibition “Tracking Winds and Clouds: A Century of Archived Stories of the Observatory”. This exhibition showcases PRO’s holdings relating to the early establishment and operations of the Observatory, as well as the precious meteorological records of Hong Kong from the 1880s to 1980s. These archival holdings and meteorological records contain valuable information for the study of the history of the Observatory and the past meteorological conditions of Hong Kong.

Remarks:

Years Names of the Observatory
March 1883-July 1912 Hong Kong Observatory
July 1912- June 1997 Royal Observatory, Hong Kong
July 1997-present Hong Kong Observatory

Tracking Winds and Clouds:

A Century of Archived Stories of the Observatory

Exhibition

6 February 2018 to 31 December 2018

Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)

9:00 – 17:45


Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Public Records Building
13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Free admission

Roving exhibition

Details

Sha Tin Public Library

2 to 29 March 2018


Mon to Wed & Fri to Sat:

9:00 – 20:00


Thu:

12:00 – 20:00


Sun & Public Holidays:

9:00 – 17:00


Free admission

Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library

2 to 29 April 2018


Mon to Wed & Fri to Sat:

9:00 – 20:00


Thu:

12:00 – 20:00


Sun & Public Holidays:

9:00 – 17:00


Free admission

Chai Wan Public Library

2 to 30 August 2018


Mon:

12:00 – 20:00


Tue to Sat:

9:00 – 20:00


Sun & Public Holidays:

9:00 – 17:00


Free admission

Kowloon Public Library

2 to 29 September 2018


Mon:

12:00 – 20:00


Tue to Sat:

9:00 – 20:00


Sun & Public Holidays:

9:00 – 17:00


Free admission

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