Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mount Stromlo observatory visit

For my birthday I got to do whatever I wanted and of course a visit to the Mount Stromlo observatory in Canberra was top of the list. It's a striking location and we had a big sky above.

The site was devastated in the fire storm of 2003 and the wreckage is still visible. Melted motors.

Remains of telescope buildings.

It's a striking site that seems mostly to be visited by cyclists who ride up and down the mountain.

Oddly, my daughter who has lived in Canberra for over three years had never visited.

The cafe is closed but there is a display for visitors in the old manager's house that has a nice display including some melted mobile phones from 2003.

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