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By Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland, Harvey Butcher

This publication tells the tale of the Mt. Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which started lifestyles as a central authority division, later changing into an optical munitions manufacturing unit generating gun points of interest and telescopes in the course of the moment international struggle, earlier than altering its concentration to astrophysics – the hot astronomy.

In the consequent years courses have been brought to push the Observatory in new instructions on the overseas frontiers of astronomy. The astronomers outfitted new, larger and bigger telescopes to resolve the secrets and techniques of the universe. there have been controversies, intriguing new discoveries and new motives of phenomena that were came upon. The Observatory and its researchers have contributed to selecting how previous the universe is, participated within the biggest survey of galaxies within the universe, and helped to teach us that the common growth is accelerating – study that ended in Brian Schmidt and his overseas workforce being offered the 2011 Nobel Prize for physics.

These and different significant discoveries are designated during this interesting publication approximately one of many nice observatories within the world.

Key Features:
* Mt Stromlo is a crucial a part of the background of Canberra, an Australian icon, and one of many nice observatories of the world
* Written by way of eminent individuals of the Mt. Stromlo Observatory team
* published to coincide with Canberra’s centenary celebrations
* Illustrated with historic records and beautiful and intriguing photos of the universe we are living in
* contains Brian Schmidt’s Nobel lecture

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M. Rolland). Photos: Mount Stromlo Archives. 7: Plans for the Observatory. They were simple and functional. Photo: Mount Stromlo Archives. 8: Tractor bringing construction materials (1924). ’3 Photo: Mount Stromlo Archives. 9: Observatory construction started in 1924. It was completed in stages, with the first assistant’s cottage (shown here) the first to be ready for use. The Observatory was surrounded by a plantation of pine trees, which posed a fire danger. Photo: Mount Stromlo Archives. 10: Plans for the administration building of the Observatory prepared by the Architects Department of the Federation Capital Commission, dated 8 January 1926.

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However, it was not long before the temporary observatory could be used for conducting observations. 25: Plan showing the location of the temporary observatory in Hotel Canberra. The Hotel Canberra was established in 1924 as a government-owned hostel. In 1927, the hostel became the Hotel Canberra. Drawing: Mount Stromlo Archives. 26: Plan of the use of temporary observatory quarters at the Hotel Canberra. Drawing: Mount Stromlo Archives. A request from Lord Rayleigh prompted Duffield to begin a program of observations of the luminosity of the night sky between October 1925 and October 1926.

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