[FPSPACE] The Journey to Palomar on PBS-TV November 10

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Sat Nov 1 08:04:39 EDT 2008


    Beginning November 10, PBS will broadcast the documentary film "The
    Journey to Palomar" on stations across the country. The program will
    air on KCET in the Los Angeles area at 9 p.m. on November 15. For
    other listings, click here[1]. "The Journey to Palomar" traces the
    personal and professional struggle of George Ellery Hale to build
    the greatest telescopes of the early 20th century at the Yerkes and
    Mount Wilson Observatories, and finally his 20-year effort to build
    the 200-inch telescope on Palomar Mountain, which is operated by
    Caltech. Hale also participated in the creation of the Huntington
    Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, helped design the
    Civic Center in downtown Pasadena, and--perhaps his single greatest
    achievement--set the course for the development of Pasadena's Throop
    University into the California Institute of Technology.

     The documentary, which was produced, written, and directed by Robin
    and Todd Mason, includes archival footage and interviews with some
    of America's top historians and scientists, including two from
    Caltech: Steele Family Professor of Astronomy Richard Ellis, and
    David Baltimore, president emeritus, Nobel laureate, and Millikan
    Professor of Biology.

     For more on the film, go to  www.journeytopalomar.org[2].

[1] http://www.pbs.org/thejourneytopalomar

[2] http://www.journeytopalomar.org

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