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Photograph - Opening of Ballarat Observatory, Ballarat, Victoria, 1888 Reg. No: MM 040190
- Crowd standing in front of the Ballarat Observatory, probably at its official opening on 2 March 1888.
The Ballarat Observatory was established by James Oddie in 1886, and Captain H. E. Baker appointed its first superintendent. Baker designed and built a 26 inch reflecting telescope, visible in the left of the photo. Both buildings were designed with roll-off roofs to facilitate use of the telescopes.
Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
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- Crowd standing in front of the Ballarat Observatory. Large reflecting telescope visible in observatory.
|Tagged with:||astronomy, flags, ladders, observatories, telescopes, ballarat, ballaarat|
|Themes this item is part of:||Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Ballarat Observatory, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1888|