AU ANUA 592
Records of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (Mount Stromlo Observatory) and Duffield Family
- 1924 - 2010 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2m (4 type 1 boxes; 1 type 4 box; 2 type 10 boxes; 1 photo album of glass plate negatives)
Name of creator
(1924 - 1957)
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.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Glass plate negatives, photographs and memorabilia.