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Visitors inspect damage to Mount Stromlo Observatory following the 2003 Canberra bushfires

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dc.coverage.spatialMount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T04:56:58Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T04:56:58Z
dc.date.createdJan 2003
dc.identifierANUA592-187-35
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/155144
dc.description.abstractBetween 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.
dc.format.extent13cm x 19cm
dc.format.mediumphotograph
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.relation.ispartofRecords of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (Mount Stromlo Observatory) and Duffield Family
dc.rightsThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
dc.subject.otherCommonwealth Solar Observatory (1924-1957)
dc.subject.otherbushfires
dc.titleVisitors inspect damage to Mount Stromlo Observatory following the 2003 Canberra bushfires
dc.typeImage
local.contributor.copyrightholderAustralian National University
CollectionsCommonwealth Solar Observatory (Mt Stromlo)

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