Tragic Fire Destroys Most of Australia's Mount Stromlo Observatory

Mount Stromlo Observatory, circa 1955

Mount Stromlo Observatory, circa 1955

Violent bush fires ravaging Canberra destroyed most of the facilities at the Stromlo Observatory. Fortunately there were no additional human injuries or casualties. More details on the loss of Gemini's Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph can be found at the links below.
Last updated by web@gemini.edu on January 24, 2003.