Shows the Dallmeyer Photoheliograph being operated by W. C. Kernot (later the first professor of engineering at the University of Melbourne), the assistants are his students. During the 1874 transit of Venus. The Photoheliograph was restored and reinstalled in the dome in time for the 2004 transit of Venus. Currently (i.e. 2006) on indefinite loan to the Astronomical Society of Victoria Inc.
Wood engraving published in The Illustrated Australian News for home readers.
Created: 5 September 2008, Last modified: 30 May 2009