The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.
95/239/9 Photographic print, mounted on card, meteorological instruments in the grounds of the Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer Charles Bayliss, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900. Click to enlarge.

Sydney Observatory meteorological instruments by Charles Bayliss

Photographed by Bayliss, Charles in Observatory Hill, New South Wales, 1890-1905.

By the end of the nineteenth century the Sydney Observatory had embarked on several major photographic projects. By this period the advances of astronomy by the aid of photography were numerous: the moon was first photographed in 1840; in 1850 a star; in 1854 a solar eclipse; in 1872 the spectrum of a star, in 1880 a nebula; in 1881 a comet; in 1897 the spectrum of a meteor; and in 1898 a stellar occultation of the moon.

Russell understood the significant role photography was beginning to play ...

Summary

Object No.

95/239/9

Object Statement

Photographic print, mounted on card, meteorological instruments in the grounds of the Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer Charles Bayliss, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900

Physical Description

Photographic print, mounted on card, meteorological instruments in the grounds of the Sydney Observatory, paper / albumen emulsion, photographer Charles Bayliss, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1900

An albumen print, mounted on card, showing meteorological instruments on the lawn of Sydney Observatory. Instruments included in the image the evaporation tank, the solar thermometer, wind gauge and rain gauges.

Marks

Embossed on lower left hand corner of print 'C. BAYLISS PHOTO/ SYDNEY'.

Dimensions

Height

227 mm

Width

175 mm

Production

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Lucy Crowley, 1995

Acquisition Date

6 September 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Sydney Observatory meteorological instruments by Charles Bayliss 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2019, <https://ma.as/146318>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/146318 |title=Sydney Observatory meteorological instruments by Charles Bayliss |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US