This exhibition explores the history of spectroscopy, the spectral classification of stars highlighting the work of Annie Jump Cannon. In 1911 she became the Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard and was later admitted as an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society. Alongside the historical background of spectroscopy, will be some current photographs of spectra of stars.

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Judith Bailey has 35 years experience at the Observatory and is the Current Manager for the Observatory’s 135th year. The theme we have chosen is Spectra, celebrating the important work of Annie Jump Canon in understanding and classifying the information that photography reveals in the stars. Barry Adcock has over 50 years of experience photographing and studying Jupiter and contributes to international scientific observations and Blake Iscario is a young Amateur Astronomer who has found a passion photographing the spectra of stellar objects.

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Ballarat Astronomical Society, Curator Judith Bailey~Spectra
  • Ballarat Astronomical Society
    August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm