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Image number: RS.18741
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Plaskett telescope

Date

1920

Creator

Unknown, Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 88mm
width (print): 68mm

Subject

Content object

Description

View of the interior of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. The main feature is the 72-inch aperture reflecting telescope named in honour of the astronomer John Stanley Plaskett, first Director of the facility.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. An inscription on the print states: ‘INTERIOR OF OBSERVATORY VICTORIA’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O. Good and A. B. Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9.

John Stanley Plaskett (1865-1941) Canadian astronomer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1923.

Associated place

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