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Description - The Great Melbourne Telescope by Richard Gillespie

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921833052
ISBN-10: 192183305X
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 200mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Museum Victoria Publishing
Publisher: Museum Victoria Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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