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Palomar Mountain(păl`ōmär), peak, 6,126 ft (1,867 m) high, S Calif., NE of San Diego, in Cleveland National Forest. It is the site of the Palomar Observatory, operated by the California Institute of Technology. The Hale telescope there, completed in 1948 and named for its creator George E. HaleHale, George Ellery,
1868–1938, American astronomer, b. Chicago, grad. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1890. He founded and directed three great observatories (Yerkes, Mt.
..... Click the link for more information. , was the world's largest reflecting telescope (200 in./508 cm) until 1976, when Soviet scientists constructed an even bigger one. The growing smog from S California urban areas has reduced visibility from the observatory. The observatory, along with the Mount Wilson ObservatoryMount Wilson Observatory,
astronomical observatory located in California on Mt. Wilson, near Pasadena. Mt. Wilson Observatory was founded in 1904 by George E. Hale. Its equipment includes 100-in. (2.5-m) and 60-in. (1.
..... Click the link for more information. , was formerly part of the Hale Observatories, which were jointly administered by the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institution.
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