Yale-Columbia telescope at Mt Stromlo

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Work is conducted on the dome of the Yale-Columbia telescope at Mt Stromlo. This 26-inch refracting telescope began operation in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1925, as Yale University's Southern Station. Columbia University joined the telescope's research program in 1943, but increased light pollution forced the American universities to look for an alternate location and the telescope moved to Mt Stromlo and recommenced operation in 1955/6. The telescope was destroyed in the 2003 firestorm and now only the scarred shell remains in place.

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Records of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (Mt Stromlo) and Kurt Gottlieb

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