SPECIAL OUTING: An Exclusive Guided Tour of Mount Wilson Observatory
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An Exclusive Guided Tour of Mount Wilson Observatory with Dave Jurasevich, Deputy Operations Manager
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12:00 AM–3:00PM
The historic Mount Wilson Observatory is the birthplace of modern astronomy, with a breadth of fundamental discoveries ranging from solar research and stellar evolution to the very origins of the Universe itself that are unsurpassed at any other scientific facility on Earth. Come walk in the footsteps of the great astronomers of the 20th Century who worked at Mount Wilson and used what were then the largest telescopes in the world to unlock the fundamental secrets of the Universe.
Westerner attendees & their guests will:
… see where Edwin Hubble made his great cosmological discoveries,
… inspect in detail the 100” telescope, the instrument that discovered the expansion of the universe, … tour the 60” telescope and learn of its greatest discovery, locating our place in the Milky Way,
… visit the Monastery where the distinguished astronomers lived, ate, and worked,
… see George Ellery Hale’s private library collection and the study where Einstein lectured,
… witness how Mount Wilson solar astronomers study our Sun and unravel its many secrets
… tour the CHARA Array as it sharpens Mt. Wilson’s leading edge in astronomical research.