Hermann reminisces about his time at Mt Stromlo since the early 1950s in the site workshops. Hermann travelled to Australia from Germany following the Second World War and became a Senior Engineer at Stromlo. Now in his 90s, Hermann is still involved with in providing technical advice on many telescopes and instruments he designed and built.
Norman tells of his longstanding connections to Stromlo, being born on the site, growing up there, completing an apprenticeship in the workshops and working there until his retirement. Norman also speaks on his hobby of building clocks including full replicas of John Harrison's longitudinal clocks.
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Gabe and John worked for many years in Stromlo's workshops. Gabe was an specialist in Optics and John worked as an Engineer. Both speak fondly of their time at the site, the projects they worked on and the devastation of the 2003 fires.
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Penny came from the USA to take up the role of Director in 2002, just months before the catastrophic bushfires of 2003. The rebuilding of the Observatory following the 2003 fires defined Penny's time at Stromlo, and she shares stories of both devastation and hope.
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Ken Freeman is one of Australia's most celebrated Astronomers and Astrophysicists. Ken shares his early impressions of Stromlo, memories of his time at the Observatory and details of his research and discoveries.
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Graeme worked as the Site Caretaker for many years, living in several houses on the site including one which was destroyed in the 2003 bushfires. Graeme tells of life at Stromlo from a site-wide perspective including raising his children there and his memories of the fires.
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Toss lived at Stromlo as a child with his siblings and parents Rosalie (artist) and Ben Gascoigne (astronomer). Toss reminisces about the day to day life on the site as a child and the remoteness of the place in its early years.
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