Erection of Great Melbourne Telescope 1869
Museums Victoria

Erection of Great Melbourne Telescope 1869
Museums Victoria

Dr Richard Gillespie—The Great Melbourne Telescope

6 September, from 10.15am to 12.00pm

Members $10
Non-members $12

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These inspiring talks are fundraising events for Geelong Gallery and begin at 10:15am with coffee, tea and scones in the Gallery, before an illustrated lecture at 11.00am at the High Ground, Wurdi Youang, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

Dr Richard Gillespie, Honorary Principal Fellow in Historical and Philosophical Studies at The University of Melbourne, and author of The Great Melbourne Telescope (2011) discusses the 150th anniversary of the Great Melbourne Telescope.

Erected at the Melbourne Observatory in 1869, it was the second largest reflecting telescope in the world at the time and the largest steerable telescope in the world for decades.

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