A review of the proceedings of the Southern Hemisphere Committee, which was established to advise on the future of the Southern African Observatories and the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), is presented. The concerns of the committee regarding the size of the British staff at the AAT facility are discussed; the recommendation of the committee to establish a British supported unit for the ATT at Siding Spring was implemented. The problems with the development of the 48 inch Schmidt telescope including cost and project priority are described; the Schmidt telescope at Siding Spring was operational by the spring of 1974.
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- December 1985
- International Cooperation;
- Schmidt Telescopes;