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Photograph - Portrait of Astronomers & Scientists, Participants in Observations of the Transit of Venus, New South Wales, 1874 Image Reg. No: MM 040173

Summary:
Portraits of the astronomers and scientists who participated in observations of the Transit of Venus in New South Wales in 1874.

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.
Description Of Content:
Portraits of the astronomers and scientists who participated in observations of the Transit of Venus in New South Wales in 1874. Includes portraits of H.C. Russell, P.F. Adams, W. Scott, F. Hixson, E.G. Savage, A. Fairfax, G.D Hirst, L.A Vessey, E. Du Fair, W. Macdonnell, J.L.Watkins, H.G.A. Wright, A. Tournaghi, A. Onslow, A. Liversidge, H. A. Lenehan.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomers, astronomy, portraits, scientists
Themes this item is part of: Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Made: New South Wales, Australia, 1874

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