THE GLASS GIANT OF PALOMAR by David Woodbury

THE GLASS GIANT OF PALOMAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is the story of the great telescope, a record of twelve years of carrying out an almost impossible idea. Weighing 20 tons and costing six million dollars to date, this great scientific undertaking has an enthusiastic and able chronicler, who tells of the men, problems, persistence, discouragements and triumphs that made this engineering feat possible. Of the guiding spirit, Hale, of the financial necessities, of the trials and errors with glass, mirrors, metals, location, of the background behind the mammoth instrument, of the slow realization of this astronomer's dream. He makes it exciting and interesting for the layman, and, while there has been much publicity attending this telescope in newspapers and magazines, to have the facts about it assembled in book form provides a readymade market, plus a definite local sale.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1939
Publisher: Dodd Mead