Monday, March 8, 2010

Palomar History Photo of the Week: March 8, 2010

For over seven decades the headquarters for Palomar Observatory were located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in the Robinson Astrophysics Laboratory. Here is a photo, taken by Ferdinand Ellerman, of the old astrophysics lab taken in the fall of 1934:

Normally, when I use a photo of a car I blur the license plate, but in this case I don't think that it matters any more.

Last year Caltech astronomy relocated their headquarters across the street to the new Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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