Journey to Palomar DVD
Journey to PalomarDVD
The life story of George Ellery Hale is reviewed in this PBS documentary. The program focuses on the "father of astrophysics" as he labors over the course of two decades to construct a state-of-the-art telescope on the top of California's Palomar Mountain. Beginning his crusade in the 1930s after similar triumphs at the Yerkes and Mount Wilson Observatories, Hale left a lasting legacy that paid huge dividends to scientific progress. 90 min. Soundtrack: English.