The Great Melbourne Telescope

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9781921833052
Author: Richard Gillespie
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The Great Melbourne Telescope is one of the great hidden stories of 19th century Australia. Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology department at the Melbourne museum has written an entertaining account of the telescope's extraordinary history and tells the story through an amazing cast of characters whose lives intersected with it.

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