Australian Astronomer John Tebbut

Author: Ragbir Bhathal

The life and world of the Man on the $100 note. A house hold name in nineteenth-century Australia, today commemorated on the $100 note and has a crater named after him on the moon. This short account of the life and world of Australia’s premier nineteenth-century astronomer tells a fascinating story of a man who began his professional career with rudimentary scientific instruments and ended up by running a ‘one-man Greenwich Observatory of the Southern Hemisphere’.

Calvert Aero Modelling Field – Directions

How to Find Your Way to the Calvert Observing Site

The location is recognised by two names searchable within Google Maps:

  • Calvert Aero Modelling Society
  • Gratton Field

If driving from Brisbane, head for Rosewood. Then take the Rosewood Laidley Rd west for 7.6km. Just after the first right-hand curve in the road look for two small bus stop shelters. Immediately after turn left into Calvert Station Road, cross the rail line and creek and immediately turn left into Bourke Rd, West. Proceed 260m to a gate entrance on the right with two white flag poles. Drive down the lane at no more than 20kph and you have arrived.

Google Maps link to Calvert location: HERE  Search Google maps with either of these terms: “Calvert Aero Modelling Society” or “Gratton Field”

Waht3Words link to Calvert location: HERE or here:

Calvert entrance gate with two white flag poles.


Author: Herald & Bobroff

(This large format book is rare, fragile and not available for loan and field use.)

214 Star Charts for Equinox J2000, covering the whole sky at different scales. Provides detailed information on all objects plotted.  The book provides – six series of charts, drawn at different scales. Three series of charts each cover the whole sky (at different scales). A further three series provide detailed charts of selected regions of the sky; and symbols which conveniently encode considerable information about each object plotted – eliminating the need to access catalogues to ascertain the principal characteristics of objects. (255 pages A3, Published 1994)