Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Negative - Cloud Camera, Melbourne Observatory, circa 1896 Image Reg. No: MM 059426

Cloud Camera erected in grounds of Melbourne Observatory, circa 1896. One of a pair of cloud cameras located at Melbourne Observatory and Parliament House to measure the height and velocity of clouds. Part of an international project of the International Meteorological Commission. Astronomer's Residence in the background.
Description Of Content:
Cloud Camera
Astronomer's residence
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: meteorological apparatus instruments, observatories, cameras, meteorological instruments
Themes this item is part of: Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Meteorology
Tertiary Classification: meteorological equipment
Format: Negative - Copy: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1896
  1. [Article] Baracchi, Pietro P. 1898. Cloud Observations in Victoria. Report of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. 7: 259-265.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No