Palomar Observatory

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Palomar Observatory is located in Pasadena, California, and is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology. Built in 1928, it boasts several telescopes. However, the most famous is the 200-inch Hale Telescope built using a Pyrex blank manufactured by Corning Glass Works. The Hale Telescope was installed in 1948 and became fully operational and open to researchers in 1950.
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referencedIn Oke, J. Beverley, 1928-2004. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ira Sprague Bowen Papers, 1916-1961 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn The Drawings Of Russell W. Porter, 1928-1945 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall, 1977 February 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983. Oral history interview with Bart Jan Bok, 1978 May 15 to 14 June. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Palomar Collection. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Shane, Mary Lea Heger, 1897-1983. Oral history interview with Mary Lea Heger Shane, 1967 July 15. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Palomar Observatory. Description of photographs taken with 200-inch Hale telescope and 48-inch Schmidt telescope. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1982 February 25, and March 16 and 23, 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Oort, Jan Hendrik. Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Lauritsen, Charles Christian. 1892-1968. Oral history interview with Charles Christian Lauritsen, 1966 June 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics institutional history collection L-S, [ca. 1883]-1989, (bulk 1960-1989). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983. Oral history interview with Charles Donald Shane, 1967, 11 and 14 July. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Shankland, Robert S., 1908-. Oral history interview with Robert S. Shankland, 1974 August 20 and 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Anderson, John A. (John Augustus), 1876-1959. Papers, 1914-1951. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Code, Arthur D. Oral history interview with Arthur Dodd Code, 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn George Ellery Hale papers, 1882-1937, 1882-1937 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Palomar Observatory. Council. Departmental files, 1929-1949. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John A. Anderson papers, 1914-1951 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973. Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956. Papers, 1923-1956. [microform]. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Babcock, Horace W. Oral history interview with Horace W. Babcock, 1977, July 25. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. Papers, 1882-1937. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Ted Watterson Collection, 1936-1948. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972. Oral history interview with Harlow Shapley, 1966 June 8 to August 25. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Palomar Mt. Observatory [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Palomar Observatory [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. Papers, 1882-1938. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Mason, Max,. Papers, 1898-1961. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Anderson, John A. (John Augustus), 1876-1959. Papers, 1914-1951. California Institute of Technology, Caltech Library
referencedIn Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. Papers [microform], 1882-1938. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn George Ellery Hale papers, 1882-1938 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1977 April 7 to 1978 May 19. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Arp, Halton C. Oral history interview with Halton Christian Arp, 1975 July 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Goldberg, Leo. Oral history interview with Leo Goldberg, 1978 May 16 to 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Baum, William Alvin, 1924-. Oral history interview with William Alvin Baum, 1997 January 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1974 July 31. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Couts, Cave Johnson, 1821-1874. Papers of Cave Johnson Couts, 1832-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf National Geographic Society, Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (NGS-POSS) photographs, Bulk, 1954-1960, 1954-1977 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Oral history interview with George Ogden Abell, 1977 November 14. Niels Bohr Library & Archives
referencedIn Leighton, Robert B. Oral history interview with Robert Benjamin Leighton, 1977 July 29 and August 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Weaver, Harold Francis, 1917-. Oral history interview with Harold F. Weaver, 1991 September 3-13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Porter, Russell Williams, 1871-1949. Russell W. Porter drawings, 1928-1945. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953. Papers of Edwin Powell Hubble, 1900-1989. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Locanthi, Dorothy Davis, 1913-. Oral history interview with Dorothy Davis Locanthi, 1977 August 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn King, Ivan R. Oral history interview with Ivan Robert King, 1977 July 18 and 20 July 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Rule, Bruce H., 1908-1990. Papers, 1933-1976. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schwarzschild, Martin. Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild, 1977 March 10 to 19 July 1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Strömgren, Bengt, 1908-. Oral history interview with Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren, 1976 May 6 and 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hale Observatories. Annual reports, 1904-1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Palomar Observatory. National Geographic Society, Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (NGS-POSS) photographs, 1954 - 1977, 1954 - 1960. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall, 1976 June 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973. Oral history interview with Ira Sprague Bowen, 1968 August 9 and 26 August 1969. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983. person
associatedWith Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Anderson, John A. (John Augustus), 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Arp, Halton C. person
associatedWith Babcock, Horace W. person
associatedWith Baum, William Alvin, 1924- person
associatedWith Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983. person
associatedWith Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973. person
associatedWith Code, Arthur D. person
associatedWith Corning Incorporated corporateBody
associatedWith Couts, Cave Johnson, 1821-1874. person
associatedWith DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Leo. person
associatedWith Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. person
associatedWith Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. person
associatedWith Hale Observatories. person
associatedWith Hostetter, John C. person
associatedWith Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953. person
associatedWith King, Ivan R. person
associatedWith Lauritsen, Charles Christian. 1892-1968. person
associatedWith Leighton, Robert B. person
associatedWith Locanthi, Dorothy Davis, 1913- person
associatedWith Mason, Max, person
associatedWith Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith McCauley, George V. person
associatedWith Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories corporateBody
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Oke, J. Beverley, 1928-2004. person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Oort, Jan Hendrik. person
associatedWith Palomar Observatory. Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Russell Williams, 1871-1949. person
associatedWith Rule, Bruce H., 1908-1990. person
associatedWith Schwarzschild, Martin. person
associatedWith Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Shane, Mary Lea Heger, 1897-1983. person
associatedWith Shankland, Robert S., 1908- person
associatedWith Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Strömgren, Bengt, 1908- person
associatedWith Weaver, Harold Francis, 1917- person
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Optical glass
Schmidt telescopes
Astronomical observatories
Astronomical photography
Astronomy
Telescopes (Astronomy)
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Active 1977

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