Saturday, October 23, 2010

40 Years Ago Today

40 years ago today Palomar Observatory's 60-inch telescope was dedicated. The telescope is currently seeing heavy use as a part of the Palomar Transient Factory survey and next year it will be fitted with adaptive optics as a part of the Robo-AO project. But 40 years ago it was brand new. For your enjoyment below is a copy of the dedication program as the telescope was commissioned.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I was interested to see Bruce Rule's name associated with the 60 inch. He seems like a remarkable component in the early life of the observatory. Has he now passed on and if so, when?