Monday, June 7, 2010

Palomar History Photo of the Week - June 7, 2010

The Hale Telescope has been the focus of many of our history photos of the week. It is time to have a look at some of the other telescopes and locations at Palomar Observatory.

The Oscar G. Mayer Memorial Building, which houses Palomar's 60-inch telescope, was built in 1968-69. Here is an aerial photograph showing the construction site before any work had begun on assembling the dome.

The photo comes from Robert Gandolfi. Back in the day he worked for Western Gear Corporation, one of the contractors on the project.

To put things in perspective, here is a modern aerial photo showing the completed building and dome:

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