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#1 Spectral Joe

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:46 AM

As a lover of old astronomica, and a former employee of Princeton University, I found this interesting. I thought you all might as well.

 

http://articles.adsa...46D&classic=YES


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:05 AM

Surprised no one was more seriously injured!


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:27 AM

Great read! Thanks for posting.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:25 AM

Life (astronomy) in the good old days...



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:44 AM

That is awesome, and the dry wit is excellent!!!



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:20 AM

"mechanician" lol.gif


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#7 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:58 AM

Great read! I'm surprised any observing got done at all. fingerscrossed.gif


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#8 Spectral Joe

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:43 AM

Glad you enjoyed this. I have two photos of the original telescope in its dome, but can't recover the original site link. Given CN's sensitivity to posting other site's content I haven't posted them. Here is are links to external photos of the Halstead Observatory in its early years:

 

https://www.princeto...df-097fbff215aa

 

https://blogs.prince...ed-observatory/


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:47 PM

Holy cow, that second picture looks like it was taken in the subway in NYC in 1982: a mohawk hair cut.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:33 PM

Fun article, thanks for posting!



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:02 AM

Ah, the Good Old Days!  

A most enjoyable read!

Thanks for posting this.




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