Daily cosmobite: Sydney Observatory astronomer’s anniversary

Harley Wood looking through a spectroscopeDr Harley Wood was Government Astronomer for NSW from 1943 to 1974. He was born on this day in 1911 in Gulgong NSW. He was educated at Mudgee High School and at Sydney University. In 1965 the University awarded him the degree of Doctor of Science for his studies of the positions and motions of stars.

Harley Wood looking through a spectroscope. Courtesy Powerhouse Museum

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