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Author Bhathal, R. S.,
Title Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize / Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher.
Imprint Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013.

Author Bhathal, R. S.,
Subject Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Mount Stromlo Observatory -- History.
Astronomical observatories -- Australia.
Astronomy -- Australia -- History.
Astronomy -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.
Alt Name Sutherland, Ralph,
Butcher, Harvey R.,
Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations (some colour), portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book tells the story of the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began with W.G. Duffield's idealism and vision in 1905. The Observatory began life as a government department, later becoming an optical munitions factory producing gun sights and telescopes during the Second World War, before changing its focus to astrophysics - the new astronomy. In the ensuing years programs were introduced to push the Observatory in new directions at the international frontiers of astronomy. The astronomers built new, better and larger telescopes to unravel the secrets of the universe.
ISBN 9781486300761 (electronic bk.)
1486300766 (electronic bk.)
9781486300778 (electronic bk.)
1486300774 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 851634011


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