Governor Brisbane’s Parramatta Observatory: archaeology, artefacts, and his ‘Catalogue of Stars’

stonesJoin us to celebrate National Science Week with an illustrated presentation by Anne Bickford, historical archaeologist, to hear about the universally famous Parramatta Observatory.

When: Wednesday 14 August 2013
Time: 6-7.30pm
Where: Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher Library
Eastern Ave, Camperdown Campus
Speaker: Anne Bickford is an alumna of the University of Sydney and a professional archeologist who has spoken and published widely on historical archaeology, heritage conservation and museum studies. She was Curator of Applied Arts at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (now The Powerhouse Musuem). Anne also project managed and directed the research and excavation of the First Government House Site in Sydney, the largest archaeological excavation in Australia.
Price: Free but seats are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
RSVP: by Monday 12 August
Email: library.rsvp@sydney.edu.au
Photo: Sandstone piers, which supported the transit circle instrument in the observatory for viewing the stars, still standing in Parramatta Park. Photo by Anne Bickford.

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