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THE PERFECT MACHINE

By Ronald Florence (1994, Harper Collins)

Describes the massive effort that went into financing and building the 200 inch Hale telescope on Mt. Palomar, and its predecessors.

 

 

4 stars

Read February 3rd to 23rd, 1997  
    Excellent. This was not only the story of a telescope, but about every single person who worked on the scope! I really felt like I was there. Also, it provided a constant context of the times, from the roaring twenties, to the depression, and through and after the war.  
   

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