pWdumaNjA-6CEEBhRoD5euxNETs When All This Actual Life Played Out: Palomar

05 July 2013


Palomar Observatory
Palomar Mountain, California
5 July 2013

The observatory actually comprises several telescopes; this is the dome that houses the 200-inch Hale telescope.

My father-in-law graduated from Caltech after World War II. He still talks about seeing the giant mirror for this telescope. It was on campus to be polished after it was transported to California and before it was installed in the telescope. The process took years.

It's impressively enormous.

Tech stuff: Taken with my iPhone4 using the Hipstamatic app. You can read about the Hale telescope here.

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