Mary Grey and the Dominion Observatory - Sharon Odell (2017 April)


Presentation by Sharon Odell : Art History Graduate Studies
School of Arts and Culture, Carleton University

The Dominion Observatory of Canada (1902-05) is located within the National Historic Site of the Central Experimental Farm, on the Natural Resource Canada campus. This architecture continues to possess great national, local, and social significance, due in part to the keen foresight of Mary Grey. Grey was the last astronomer who worked at the observatory, and this presentation will examine the motivation behind her advocacy for its preservation, as it became a part of her scientific career and later, museum curation.