2005 Events for the
Friends of Palomar Observatory

  • On October 29, 2005 Caltech's Michael E. Brown gave a super talk to the Friends on the his discovery of what may be our solar system's 10th planet and his research on the Kuiper Belt.

    See the press release on Dr. Brown's discovery of our solar system's 10th planet.

  • On October 22, 2005 the Friends were treated to a tour of the 200-inch Hale Telescope and perfect skies for the viewing of Mars and other objects through Palomar's 60-inch telescope.

  • Robin and Todd Mason presented "Palomar's 200-inch Telescope: The Impossible Challenge" on September 24, 2005. They gave the Friends a preview of their upcoming television documentary "The Journey to Palomar." Their talk was followed by viewing through Palomar's 60-inch telescope.

    For more information on their project visit journeytopalomar.org/

  • The Friends enjoyed a tour of the 200-inch Hale Telescope & viewing through Palomar's 60-inch telescope under beautiful, dark skies.

    August 27, 2005

  • Richard Ellis, Steele Family Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Caltech Optical Observatories presented "Gravitational Lensing: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony" on August 6, 2005

  • 2005 Open House


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