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History of the Alloway Observatory

- The Bundaberg Astronomical Society was established in 1963 -

The Society has been meeting every friday at 7;00pm

Over the decades members have ground mirrors, built tracking mechanisms and installed equipment in the Observatory > under the guidance of Greg Fielding who passed on to a greater universe in 1998.

* * A fitting eulogy was given by one of the members at his funeral. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "Go and see young Greg Fielding I was told by my uncle, he knows all about the moon and stars and flying saucers. ...............
I first met Greg at the first meeting he had organised at the CWA rooms Quay Street back in the early 1960's and from that meeting the foundation of the first Astronomical club in Bundaberg and the Alloway Observatory had its beginnings.

* * * * Greg's enthusiasm for astronomy inspired many people to take up this interesting hobby and his ability to put his hand and mind solving difficult, intricate and precise problems has amazed many people. * His foresight and drive were instrumental in the building the dome and his beloved 19-inch telescope. He could be called ' The father of astronomy ' in Bundaberg. click on image to enlarge _________________________________________________________________
Greg Fielding became a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, was a past co-ordinator of the variable star association of Australia and Director of The Alloway Observatory [Bundaberg]_________________________________________________________________

- One of the Co-founders of the society R.W.(Bill) Fielding is the President for 2000-2001 and has been with the Society since its inception.--------

Important Observations & Discoveries

Related Websites

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Apollo Program (Landing Sites)
Star Chart * January 2001*
Anglo Australian Observatory links