A Special Excursion for ASV Members

On Saturday 19th March 2016, we hosted an excursion to our GMT Workshop for 19 members of the Instrument Making Section of the Astronomical Society of Victoria. The members had a keen interest in how the project was progressing. Many had not seen the project before and were impressed with the scale of the telescope and the goals of the project.

A special thank you to Museum Victoria staff members, Nev Quick and Matthew Churchward, who volunteered to open the workshop ‘out of hours’ and supervise this visit, and the seven ASV GMT project volunteers who hosted the visit.

Two men inspect a large circular mirror
Steve Pattie (ASV GMT volunteer) and Mark Justice (Director of Instrument Making Section, ASV) inspecting the speculum mirror of the Great Melbourne Telescope.
Image Source: Matthew Churchward