from many eras of astronomy, work side by side in this historic observatory.
Used for research and public education it opened in 1918. Telescope
mount is one of the horse and buggy era things that is still in use.
State of the art optics, by year 2000 standards, keeps this telescope a relevent
force in astronomical research. I biked up Observatory Hill, (also
known as Little Saanich Mountain) north of Victoria, BC, Canada to take these
photos. Pictures from 1996 trip.
My Main Menu.
top of hill
Part of display that was there in 1996. Notice riveted steel
column at right. It is part of old building structure holding heavy
telescope mount upstairs. Horse and buggy era to space age.
Look at the old mirror