Saturday, September 27, 2008

News & Events

Lots of things going on these days.

The November issue of Sky & Telescope magazine just hit my mailbox. Of possible interest to the readers of Palomar Skies is the article on Hale, Ritchey and Mt. Wilson's 60-inch telescope (which turns 100 years old this year). Also, at the end of the magazine you'll notice that there will be an article on The Journey to Palomar in next month's issue.

Speaking of The Journey to Palomar, they will be having a NASA webcast for students & teachers on Wednesday, October 8. During the webcast they will show off some of the achievements of Hale, the next generation of giant telescopes & a new mission to the Moon.

Friday, October 3rd @ 6 pm I'll be giving a visual tour of the universe at the Starry Nights Festival hosted by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley, CA.

On October 17th @ 8:30 pm I'll be giving a talk on the history of Palomar Observatory at the Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge.

UPDATE: (if this works) Here's a radio spot for the Starry Nights Festival.

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