Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gearing Up


I am giving a talk on the construction history of the 200-inch Hale Telescope at 7 pm tomorrow (November 12) night at the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society. I am spending some time today scanning some old photos for the talk that very few people have seen. You might even say that I am "gearing up" for my talk.

Speaking of gears, that is a person with one of the 200-inch telescope's drive gears out on the observing floor. The photo was likely taken in 1939. This photo came from the collection of Lee A. Farnsworth, Jr.

2 comments:

Scott Kardel said...

Sometimes I am blind. I should have called this post "Gear Head" for the guy on the right poking his head through the gear.

Anonymous said...

"Sir, the Keep Out sign refers to YOU!"