Garry

Garry

Posted on 04/03/2009


Photo taken on June 15, 2008



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Astronomer's Monument


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Astronomer's Monument

Astronomer's Monument
The Astronomer's Monument is one of the attractions of Lighning Ridge.
It is difficult to describe the character of this hand built concrete monster. It is an observatory, but the dome on top of the building never could open up to make room for the telescope. The owner never did own a telescope.

Don't forget that this weekend it's the global 100 Hours of Astronomy event as part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). There's a huge number of events around Australia and there's likely to be one near you.

Check out a list of events on and keep an eye on the IYA2009 forum on IceInSpace.
List of events: www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=43205
IYA2009 forum: www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36
IYA2009: astronomy2009.org.au/
100HA official website: www.100hoursofastronomy.org/

I am out to the Outback agaain for the next 2 weeks....and hope I can safely arrive back with lots of interesting work. CU soon

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I know somebody who is building telescopes. :)
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