Astronomy projects in ruins as observatory obliterated

Four people are confirmed dead and up to 400 homes are in ruins after the devastating firestorm that swept through large areas of Canberra at the weekend. The historic Mount Stromlo Observatory was largely destroyed, along with equipment and property worth an estimated $20 million. Fierce flames claimed five telescopes, the workshop, eight staff homes and the main dome

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