Bisdee Tier Observatory

Bisdee Tier Observatory

Project Data


University of Tasmania


Philp Lighton Architects


11 months




Mar 2011

Located off the Midland Highway near to Melton Mowbray on the farm ‘Redside’, is the new Optical Observatory and Administration Building. The facilities include equipment rooms, a control room, staff accommodation, cooking area, wet area rooms, and lounge area.

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The design incorporates sustainable and environmentally friendly special features such as:

The Observatory Dome was manufactured in Queensland to suit UTAS requirements and the landscaping is low impact and sympathetic with the existing surroundings.

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