As a lover of old astronomica, and a former employee of Princeton University, I found this interesting. I thought you all might as well.
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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:05 AM
Surprised no one was more seriously injured!
Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:58 AM
Great read! I'm surprised any observing got done at all.
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:
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.
Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:02 AM
Ah, the Good Old Days!
A most enjoyable read!
Thanks for posting this.
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