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Corporate entry Ballarat Municipal Observatory (1886 - )

From
1886
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Functions
Astronomy or Space Science
Website
http://observatory.ballarat.net/
Location
Ballarat Municipal Observatory is located on the corner of Magpie and Cobden Streets, Mount Pleasant, Ballarat.

Summary

The Ballarat Municipal Observatory was established in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat, with financial support from James Oddie. The Observatory was opened to the public in 1886. The Observatory features 16 stained-glass windows that were donated between 1914 and 1929.

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Published resources

Books

  • Orchiston, Wayne, A Brief Outline of the History of the Ballarat Observatory, Astronomical Society of Victoria, Historical Section, Melbourne, 1982. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith