Palomar College Library - Escondido
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Who was Ernest J. Allen?Ernest J. Allen

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Visit the library or use the Textbooks Search to see if we have a copy of your course textbook on Reserve. Students may borrow and use textbooks for up to two hours in the library. View this short video for help with searching reserve items in WorldCat, our new catalog.

Added 8-18-2014

Library Display
George Ellery Hale was a pioneer in the development of early 20th century telescopes. He developed the telescopes at California’s Mt. Wilson and Palomar Mountain Observatories and the discoveries made there have greatly influenced the science of astronomy as we know it today. Our current display traces the history and the future of the telescope and especially Hale’s contributions to the world famous Palomar Observatory. For those interested in exploring our universe further, Palomar College offers several CSU;UC transferable astronomy classes in which students can learn about the physical nature of light and the optical principles of a telescope. The campus also boasts a new 138 seat planetarium with shows open to the public.
The display was created by Mary Kira.

Added 2-28-2015