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Mt Stromlo VK1/AC-043 News

Mount Stromlo observatory news.

NASA might one day have to catch up to the technology this Canberra station is getting.

Andrew VK1AD

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Is this the same Mt Stromlo that was in the horrible Canberra fires 15 years ago??

Well done on the rebuild and advancing to be better than before!

Ed.

Hi Ed

The observatory facilities were destroyed in the 2003 Canberra fire storm.

4 people died and 470 homes were destroyed on the western fringe of the ACT.

The wiki link has an excellent animated GIF on the build up and progress of the fire.

Andrew

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The ‘Canberra Fires’ were also the first time a fire tornado was ever filmed and recorded, the second time was recently during the Californian fires. The effect of cooler air rushing in to replace the super heated air mixed with smoke rising.

Seen here:

PREVIEW
10:01
Scientist Explains How a Fire Tornado Forms | WIRED

Andrew,
ALL GOOD STUFF BUT…
Q1.
If Mt Stromlo flashes info into space but no one is listening did it really happen?

Q2.
Is someone looking for a grant?

73
Ron
VK3AFW