Cast a cold eye on heaven The concept of building the world's biggest telescope on Palomar Mountain was born when Alfred Einstein sailed into San Diego Bay as part of a world cruise in 1931. ...
The Corning Glass Works had poured the giant piece of Pyrex in 1934 and had allowed it to cool for two years.
Posted May 11, 1978
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