Series 441 - Commonwealth Solar Observatory correspondence

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Commonwealth Solar Observatory correspondence


  • 1927 - 1952 (Creation)

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0.4 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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(1924 - 1957)

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The Commonwealth Solar Observatory was established in January 1924, one of its purposes being the study of solar phenomena. By 1950 the Observatory's name had changed, becoming the Commonwealth Observatory. In 1957 the observatory located at Mount Stromlo became part of the Australian National University as the Department of Astronomy in the Research School of Physical Sciences.

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General correspondence files concerning instruments, optical munitions, war research and overseas visits.


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Created by Sarah Lethbridge on 29 August 2011




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