2014 programme

Sat 19th 15:30-16:00

Captain Henry Evans Baker: A Star, Nerd or Futurist?

Saeed Salimpour and Judith Bailey

BAS, Ballarat Observatory; BAS, ASV, Ballarat Observatory.

Captain Henry Evans Baker was one of the first telescope makers in Australia. Captain Baker embraced and introduced new technology onto the goldfields of Victoria. He was also instrumental in helping others to do so.

At the age of over 70 years, Captain Baker embarked on his greatest and lasting work, the 26" Great Equatorial Telescope, now called "The Baker".