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The Universe from Palomar

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Covers both the history of the building of the telescope, especially the mirror, and the operation of the telescope from its dedication in 1948 until the date of the film. Includes footage of the casting of the mirror at Corning. Astronomers who appear in the film are Ira Bowen (who also narrates), Edwin Hubble, Milton Humason, Bruce Rule; also footage of Russell Porter and some of his drawings. There are voice-overs by George McCauley and Melvin Johnson.

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


ID: 2013-00048

Creation Dec. 21, 2012

MEDIUM: Digital files; FORMAT: Harddrive files: digital; LENGTH: 29:04 minutes

Topics: Astronomy

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