A Governor's observatory

Author: Bhathal, Ragbir

Source: Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 52, Number 2, April 2011 , pp. 2.31-2.31(1)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Paramatta Observatory was Australia's first private observatory, built in 1822 by Sir Thomas Brisbane, the sixth Governor of New South Wales. It quickly gained prominence in astronomical circles in Europe. Ragbir Bhathal traces the history of this observatory and the astronomers associated with it.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2011.52231.x

Publication date: April 1, 2011

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