The Hale blinks Twilight has ebbed to a fringe of lapis on the western horizon, and the stars spin slowly as the dome of the 200-inch Hale telescope on Palomar Mountain blinks awake. Bob Thicksten, ...
The Hale is currently the largest working telescope in the world, but that claim to fame will not hold for much longer.
Posted December 13, 1990
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