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Palomar Archives #1-4

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Part 1 includes footage of all aspects of the construction of the Palomar 200-inch Hale Telescope.

Part 2 includes footage of the 200" mirror, its grinding and cleaning. Follows the mirror through loading onto flatbed truck and transportation from Caltech to Palomar mountain.

Part 3 begins with views of the site, vignettes on the engineers and proceeds to detail the contruction of the dome. Footage of other structures' construction follows.

Part 4 focuses on the arrival of the 100-inch telescope mirror by train in Pasadena.

Digitized from the Archives original reel by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)

ID: 2012-00139

Creation Jun. 10, 2012 through Dec. 21, 2012

MEDIUM: Digital files; FORMAT: Harddrive files: digital; LENGTH: 139:94 minutes

Topics: Astronomy

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