Daily cosmobite: Harley Wood’s dome departing Sydney Observatory

HWDomeRemoval1986.NLHarley Wood was the NSW Government Astronomer from 1943 to 1974. The dome he constructed was removed in 1986. The dome and Melbourne astrograph (and many other items) were rescued by Alan Vaughan and Macquarie University.

 

 

Wood’s dome being removed in 1986. The Melbourne astrograph is revealed and awaits removal. Photo by Nick Lomb,¬†¬©MAAS.

 

 

 

 

 

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