Progress in restoration

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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  1. Roslyn Glow

    I would like to know the predicted or planned fate of the Great Melbourne Telescope building, and in particular the Whirling Room. When is the telescope likely to be installed? When and to what standard will the building be restored? Who owns the building? I am a user of the Whirling Room in two capacities, as a student of Botanical Illustration and as a member of the Whirlybirds, (Botanical Illustrators who are also members of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.) I am a Life member of the Friends. Thankyou for any information you can give,
    Dr Roslyn Glow, OAM

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