Progress in restoration

July 2010 by Richard Gillespie

The restoration team is making great advances in cleaning and describing the hundreds of parts of the telescope. They are undertaking the arduous task of removing layers of paint, preparing detailed technical drawings, and undertaking crack testing of critical parts.

Barry Clark chips away at years of rust Photographer: Steve Roberts Source: Astronomical Society of Victoria

For further details see the latest issue of our newsletter – Phoenix Newsletter – Issue 4, May 2010 (PDF 704KB)

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