One hundred years ago the 100” telescope at Mount Wilson made history with observations that touched the stars and helped shape our view of the universe.
By Jerry Friedman
Evidence that distant clouds far off in the night sky were in fact whole galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, was discovered from Mount Wilson.
Each of these galaxies was composed of enumerable stars and planets yet to be imagined…The Mount Wilson Observatory is holding their Centennial Celebration of the efforts and achievements made by the engineers, craftsmen, and some of the brightest minds of that day. This is a limited availability event which will allow you to view the night sky through the 100” telescope! The same 100” telescope used by Edwin Hubble to prove Andromeda was a distant galaxy.
The night sky at Mount Wilson can be very clear and often cold, the paths are narrow and unfortunately, not suitable for persons with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring a jacket to this important local event. “The Discovery of our Universe Centennial Celebration” takes place October 6.
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