If Any KAS members are interested in caravanning up to Corning on this night, please send an email to the KAS email address.
Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
NOTE: some KAS members will be meeting in the Treadway Inn, Owego parking lot at 4:30 PM the day of the event.
Event URL: http://www.cmog.org/dynamic.aspx?id=11865
Hear from Scott Kardel, the public affairs coordinator for the Palomar Observatory, a world-class center for astronomical research that is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology. There are five telescopes used at Palomar, including the 200-inch Hale Telescope (the “Big Eye”), for which Corning Glass Works created the mirror in 1934 (on its second attempt; the unsuccessful first attempt stands in the center of the Museum’s Innovation Center).
Kardel is an astronomer who provides tours, creates podcasts, and writes and speaks about Palomar’s rich history. For this lecture, he’ll provide a photo-filled look at the groundbreaking research that has taken place since the 200-inch telescope came into service at Palomar in 1949.