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.


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!"