Saturday 20 August 2022

A Temporary Observatory for Sydney

According to the Colonies and India newspaper from Wednesday 21st May 1890, H C Russell astronomer at Sydney observatory  has said that a temporary observatory is about to be established near Sydney for the purpose of carrying on astronomic photographic work in connection with a chart of the heavens about to be prepared by an Astro-Photo Committee charged by the Conference which met in Paris in 1887. 

The arrangement of the details has been allotted in zones to 19 observatories in the order of their latitude. Under this arrangement Sydney takes from 34° S. to 42° S., and Melbourne from 70' S. to the South Pole.

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