Julian Robinson

Julian Robinson

Posted on 05/22/2013

Photo taken on March  9, 2013

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The astronomical man

The astronomical man
This seems to be one of the most popular takes on Enlighten festival this year, though people differ on where to put 'the man' relative to building. The man is made of parts of the burnt-out Mt Stromlo Observatory, probably the most significant cultural loss in the ACT when it disappeared in the 2003 fires. The man symbolises general questing and astronomical discovery, as well as a memorial to a particular ex-telescope and to Mt Stromlo in general. He is supposed to be looking skywards through a 'parallax ring' but I have no idea what that is, and can't find an explanation.

Janet Macdonald
Janet Macdonald
Great photo! What building is that on?
4 years ago.