The Journey to Palomar

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

The story of astronomer George Ellery Hale (1868-1938) and his efforts to build the world's largest telescopes, including the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain. Included: insights from historians and scientists, as well as authors Ronald Florence ("The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope") and Richard Preston ("First Light").

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The story of astronomer George Ellery Hale (1868-1938) and his efforts to build the world's largest telescopes, including the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain. Included: insights from historians and scientists, as well as authors Ronald Florence ("The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope") and Richard Preston ("First Light").

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