Townsend Telescope: Earthquake Impact

A collection of material about the impact of the 22 February 2011 earthquake on the Townsend Telescope and Observatory tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre. The collection holds photographs of the rubble of the Observatory tower, the damage to each part of the telescope, and Technician Graeme Kershaw with the damaged telescope parts.

Last updated
7:59am 22nd November 2017
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:755

Contains 116 items in 3 collections


Townsend Telescope: Interview with Chris Whitty
Townsend Telescope: Interview with Chris Whitty
An interview with Chris Whitty, Site Manager at the Christchurch Arts Centre, about the recovery of the Townsend Telescope from the rubble of the Observatory tower. The interview was conducted by Sebastian Wilberforce.
Townsend Telescope: Observatory Tower Photographs
Townsend Telescope: Observatory Tower Photographs
Photographs of the Observatory tower in the Christchurch Arts Centre. The photographs were taken by Graeme Kershaw, Technician at the University of Canterbury Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Contains 38 items
Townsend Telescope: Photograph Services Photographs
Townsend Telescope: Photograph Services Photographs
Photographs of Graeme Kershaw, Technician at the University of Canterbury Department of Physics and Astronomy, with the damaged parts of the Townsend Telescope. The telescope was damaged when the Observatory tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre collapsed during the 22 February 2011 earthquake. Kershaw was given the task of restoring the telescope. The photographs were taken by Duncan Shaw-Brown from University of Canterbury Photographic Services.
Contains 10 items
Townsend Telescope: Telescope Parts
Townsend Telescope: Telescope Parts
A collection of photographs cataloging the parts of the Townsend Telescope. The photographs were taken after the telescope was damaged during the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
Contains 67 items