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Description of the Great Melbourne Telescope.

T. R Robinson

Description of the Great Melbourne Telescope.

by T. R Robinson

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Published in (London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

From Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society, 159.

ContributionsGrubb, Thomas., Royal Society (Great Britain)
The Physical Object
PaginationPp. 127-161., 10 plates ;
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19271790M

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Erected at Melbourne Observatory in , the telescope was the second largest telescope in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern hemisphere skies. Using a hybrid instrument with speculum metal mirror, innovative mounting, camera and spectroscope, its observers struggled to get definitive results. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

  An ambitious restoration project to revive the Great Melbourne Telescope in time for its th anniversary is running out of time and money. Great Melbourne Telescope Section. Recently, the ASV Council decided to form a new section for members interested in the Great Melbourne Telescope. Like all of the Sections of the ASV, membership of the GMT Section is open to all members of the ASV and is free. For some years, a team of volunteers has been working on the restoration of the GMT.


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Page 1 of 3 - Favorite Books About Telescope History. - posted in Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media: I started out hoping to learn more about the history of small, non-observatory telescopes and my rankings are based on that criterion with one major exception, below.

Stargazer, Fred Watson. My favorite general overview. New (enough), concise, humorous, with a fantastic. The Great Melbourne Telescope was built by Thomas Grubb of Dublin in Description of the Great Melbourne Telescope. book erected at Melbourne Observatory in It was a reflector telescope with a speculum (metal) mirror of 48 inches in diameter; at the time it was the second largest telescope in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere.

The design and construction was overseen by a committee of eminent British. Description of the Great Melbourne Telescope. Robinson, T.; Grubb, T Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (). – The Great Melbourne Telescope was the largest fully steerable telescope of the 19th century.

Installed at the Melbourne Observatory inthe telescope symbolised a transition for early Melbourne from a colonial outpost to a city of learning and science.

The Great Melbourne Telescope 16th ed. Edition by Richard Gillespie (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by:   The cover of the Great Melbourne Telescope by Richard Gillespie.

Courtesy of the Museum of Victoria. RRP Published by Museum Victoria ISBN Paperback, colour and black & white illustrations, pp.

In November the ship The Empress of the Seas arrived in Melbourne carrying the disassembled parts of what was to be the largest steerable Author: Nick Lomb. Melbourne Observatory was founded in to serve as a scientific research institution for the rapidly growing city of Melbourne, the capital of the colony of observatory was tasked by the Victorian government with maintaining an accurate time reference for the colony through observations of stars using a transit telescope as well as general astronomical nates: 37°49′47″S °58′30″E / °S.

The Great Melbourne Telescope (GMT) was built by Thomas Grubb of Dublin in and erected at Melbourne Observatory in It was a reflecting telescope with a speculum (metal) mirror of 48 inches ( metres) diameter.

At the time it was the second largest telescope in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. Description: Melbourne: Museum Victoria, p.: ill. (some col.), facsims., 1 plan, ports. ; 22 cm. ISBN: Summary "Designed by leading British astronomers and erected at Melbourne Observatory inthe telescope was the second largest telescope in the world.

It was designed to explore the nebulae in the southern skies. The Great Melbourne Telescope is one of the great hidden stories of 19th century Australia. Designed by leading British astronomers and erected at Melbourne Observatory inthe telescope was the second largest telescope in the world.

It was designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in. When it became operational inthe in Great Melbourne Telescope (GMT) was the largest equatorially-mounted reflector in the world, and great advances in. I might mention that the October issue of Sky & Telescope, which I received unusually early, has a nice supplement to the books that various posters have recommended -- namely, Trudy Bell's article on the Great Melbourne Telescope and.

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The observatory, sometimes called "the birthplace of modern astrophysics", was founded in by astronomer George Ellery Hale and financed by businessman Charles T.

Yerkes. It represented a shift in the Location: Williams Bay, US. "I really enjoyed the great detail put into the book and the sure knowledge of the author--a research physicist who works for the United States Air Force Academy.

The book is aimed at those who already know some astronomy, but who yearn to know more about this fascinating field. I recommend it strongly."David Mannion, Popular AstronomyCited by: Three coloured engravings on one sheet of the Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory. Originally published in The Australasian Sketcher, June-July 1.

'An Observer at Work': depicting an astronomer and assistant using the Great Melbourne Telescope. 'The Speculum Polishing Machine': depicting the polishing machine for the Great Melbourne Telescope.

Volunteers and staff with components of the Great Melbourne Telescope set-up at Moreland Annexe. A team of enthusiastic volunteers, supported by Museums Victoria, have been actively working since to restore the iconic Great Melbourne Telescope for a return to its original location at the Melbourne Observatory adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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 the telescope. About the Great Melbourne Telescope.

The Great Melbourne Telescope was an icon of Marvellous Melbourne. In the s it was one of the largest steerable telescopes in the world and took some of the best photos of the moon that had ever been taken. The telescope was a source of pride to Melburnians, symbolising that theirs was a city of learning.

The Great Melbourne Telescope by wppalmer (WorldCat user published ) Permalink Review of The Great Melbourne Telescope by Richard Gillespie. As Melbourne increased in size the light from the city limited the use of the observatory for serious astronomy.

The Great Melbourne Telescope was sold to the Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra in It was destroyed in a bushfire inbut there are plans to rebuild it and set it up as a display at the Melbourne Observatory.

Figure 1. Erecting the Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory, Source: Museum Victoria The Royal Society’s telescope committee inspected the completed telescope in earlyand concluded that it was a ‘masterpiece of engineering’ (Rosse, Robinson & De La Rue ).

Great Melbourne Telescope, as it was soon known, was built in Dublin in and shipped to our shores after testing. For some decades, the telescope was an engineering marvel of its time, as indeed was its bluestone-based observatory building, which had a roll-off roof of novel design.

The world expected great discoveries from the GMT. It did. [Review-of-previous-edition:] A great all-round astronomy guide. Astronomy - Glenn Chaple. This book is widely regarded as the essential guidebook for beginning stargazers. If you buy this book for no other reason that to help you find the North Star, so that you can take images of Star Trails, then it'll be worth your : Firefly Books, Limited.