"The Journey to Palomar" set to debut on AETN-TV
Friday, October 24 2008 @ 09:26 pm EDT
Contributed by: dgrosvold
The new documentary film The Journey To Palomar is set to air on Monday, November 10, at 9:00PM on AETN-TV.
This is the story of American astronomer George Ellery Hale's dramatic public and private struggle to build the four largest telescopes in the world, which set the stage for astronomy and space exploration throughout the 20th century, revealing the greatest discoveries since Galileo and Copernicus. More than five years in the making, this documentary traces Hale's lifelong struggle to build these great instruments, culminating with the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain --- the most famous telescope in the world.