Visitors inspect damage to Mount Stromlo Observatory following the 2003 Canberra bushfires
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|Title:||Visitors inspect damage to Mount Stromlo Observatory following the 2003 Canberra bushfires|
Between 18-22 January 2003, parts of south-west Canberra were severely impacted by bushfires. The fires destroyed most of the Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory, including the original observatory building, workshops, several telescopes and staff homes. This image shows visitors touring the site and inspecting damage to the original observatory building and heliostat. The heliostat (sun telescope) was completed in 1931 and used as the observatory's primary research instrument until 1957.
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