The Great Melbourne Telescope

Science and Technics

Richard Gillespie

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 12.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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 the telescope.