Palomar Observatory

Palomar Observatory -- the huge dome on Palomar Mountain 65 miles north of San Diego City, housed the world's largest telescope (1948-1993).  The giant 200-inch mirror enables scientists to explore an area one billion light years away.  The observatory is reached over the scenic 'highway to the stars' through San Diego's back country., Credit Line: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Palomar Observatory -- the huge dome on Palomar Mountain 65 miles north of San Diego City, housed the world's largest telescope (1948-1993). The giant 200-inch mirror enables scientists to explore an area one billion light years away. The observatory is reached over the scenic 'highway to the stars' through San Diego's back country.
Subject(s): Observatories
Telescopes
Palomar Observatory
Credit Line: San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Palomar Observatory H4