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Palomar Observatory

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1928 (date of establishment)

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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Clyde Hostetter Collection on the 200" Disk

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents The collection consists largely of photographs documenting the creation of the 200” glass disk made by Corning Glass Works. Materials are divided into two series:

(1) Photographs, 1934-1936

(2) Miscellaneous Materials, 1831-1943
Dates: Circa 1912-1943; Majority of material found within Circa 1934-1936