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Known as the Astronomers Monument , the construction stands as an observatory and a memorial to Copernicus and other great astronomers. It was built by Alex Szperlak over a fifteen year period from 1983 to 1998.
After serving time in a Queensland prison for a crime he said he did not commit, Alex won the lottery and changed his name to Robinson Crusoe. Using buckets as formwork, he built the ‘Universe Observatory,’ as a monument to Copernicus and other great astronomers. Alex died when his camp burnt down in 1998.
|Address:||Pony Fence Field, Lightning Ridge, 2834|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.427222|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.