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Author Bhathal, R. S., author

Title Mt Stromlo Observatory : from bush observatory to the Nobel prize / Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland and Harvey Butcher
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations (some colour), portraits
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mount Stromlo Observatory -- History.
Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Astronomical observatories -- Australia.
Astronomy -- Australia -- History.
Astronomy -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Butcher, Harvey R., author
Sutherland, Ralph, author
ISBN 1486300766 (electronic bk.)
1486300774 (electronic bk.)
9781486300761 (electronic bk.)
9781486300778 (electronic bk.)