Monday, December 12, 2011

Wish We Could Stay

Palomar Observatory - San Diego County

Postmarked 12 December 1951
Western Publishing and Novelty Company

PALOMAR OBSERVATORY The world's largest astronomical observatory has been built by the California Institute of Technology on Palomar Mountain, 69 miles north of San Diego. The observatory will consist of seven buildings, costing over $6,500,000. The outstanding feature of the observatory is the recently installed 200 inch mirror, the largest reflector in the world. The grinding and polishing of this giant glass disc took 11 years and 2 months.
Hi Ruth, / Finally have a chance to work in a photo shop here. Betty might get a bookkeeping job soon before Christmas. In the 60s de. Wish we could stay. HEC
The Palomar Observatory is no longer the largest in the world, but it is still active for research and public presentations.

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