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Members Only – Journey to Palomar: George Ellery Hale

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Home 2018 logo

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PBS producer Todd Mason will discuss the dramatic personal and professional struggle of Caltech visionary George Ellery Hale to build the Yerkes, Mount Wilson, and Palomar observatories, each the largest in the world in their day. Also mentioned will be Hale’s other accomplishments and overarching goal to create “an American science.” The talk will include clips from his film, The Journey to Palomar, and a brief discussion of future giant telescopes being constructed to extend Hale’s quest to “unravel the secrets of the stars.” This program will be held at the Beckman Institute at Caltech.

Program begins at 6:00 pm. All At Home programs take place at least in part outdoors. In case of rain, please consider your reservation a donation. Please note At Home events include walking and steps. Please no high heels.

Our 2018 At Home Series combines presentations by outstanding speakers with visits to architecturally unique homes. PMH Members are encouraged to enjoy one or more evenings of history, culture, food, and companionship with fellow PMH members. For the full list of 2018 At Home lectures, please visit our Members’ Events page.

Reserve your space for this program: visit https://journeytopalomar.bpt.me or call 1.800.838.3006.


October 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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