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The Great Melbourne Telescope

Author / Publisher : Richard Gillespie
File Letter : yellow dot
Topic : HISTORY
Comments : Published 2011

 

Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology department at the Melbourne museum has written an entertaining account of the telescope’s extraordinary history and tells the story through an amazing cast of characters whose lives intersected with the telescope.

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